Sunday, December 16, 2012

Tomatoes protect against cancer

Tomato, which in fact is not a vegetable, but fruits, our body can be used in several ways.
Tomato food is very rich in various nutrients, which can be prepared in many ways and is therefore an essential part of a healthy diet.

Tomato is best known for its high content of lycopene - an antioxidant, essential to our body.
Lycopene helps in fighting cancer cells and is effective in many other conditions and diseases.

Free radicals can be expelled from the body with high amounts of lycopene. Tomatoes are full of this important antioxidant - because it has such a luscious tomato red.

Our body can not produce lycopene. To our bodies benefit from the antioxidants, it is necessary to bring the food.
Although other fruits and vegetables contain this important ingredient, none of them can boast such a high content of lycopene as a tomato.

The scientific world is conducted more research tomatoes. Drinking tomato yields more health benefits than what scientists can describe, at least for now.

Studies have confirmed that tomatoes can prevent not only cancer, but also the heart and blood vessels.

High levels of lycopene may prevent prostate cancer, cervical cancer,
cancer and many other cancers.

In their experiments lycopene is injected into the existing culture of cancer, hampering further growth.This is strong evidence for special healing properties of tomatoes.

Only 540 ml of tomato juice is enough to keep body got a high dose of lycopene.
This means that daily glass of tomato juice can help you stay in perfect health of your whole life.

Interestingly, the tomato is not only common in Frisko, but also cooked form. When cooking, lycopene yield increases, not decreases - contrary to expectations.

Although it has already been done a lot of research in the area of ​​a tomato on human health, it is only the beginning, as scientists realize that the full potential of the tomato is not yet revealed.
Tomatoes are one of the healthiest foods, able to protect man from the worst diseases.
In the market we can find so many different kinds of tomatoes, it really is not difficult to ensure adequate intake of tomatoes and experience its extraordinary properties.

Raw tomato sauce

In this recipe, cooked tomatoes are not sour its there in its juice, mixed with fresh herbs and extra-virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Fresh, diced mozarella absorbs the wonderful taste of this mixture.

Recipe for 4 servings:

- 700 g chopped tomatoes
- 1/3 cup friške mozarella, cut into small cubes
- 2 tablespoons of chopped olives
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of fresh basil, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons friške marjoram, finely chopped
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

In bowl, mix tomatoes, mozarellu, olives, vinegar and oil. Add the basil, marjoram, salt and pepper. Allow to sit for about ten minutes to let your tomato juice.

Serve sauce with hot or warm pate.

1 serving contains approximately:

Energy value - 141 kcal
Fat - 10 g
Carbohydrates - 8g
Protein - 6g
Dietary Fiber - 3g
Vitamin C - 35% of the recommended daily allowance
Vitamin A - 30% of the recommended daily allowance

Baked tomatoes with parmesan

A little olive oil and Parmesan cheese baked tomato converted into an ideal side dish to the main course.You can make of it a snack and, by placing it between two slices of bread.

For 4 servings:

- 4 large tomatoes, cut in half
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon chopped oregano
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
- 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 230 C. Put the tomatoes Severed side up on a baking pan. Sprinkle tomatoes with parmesan cheese, salt, oregano and pepper, then sprinkle with oil. Bake for about 15 minutes, until the tomatoes become soft.

1 serving contains approximately:

Energy value - 91 kcal
Fat - 6 g
Carbohydrates - 6g
Protein - 3g
Dietary Fiber - 2g
Sodium - 375 mg
Potassium - 363 mg

Tomato soup with spinach

This soup is ready in 15 minutes! If you do not friški basil, you can replace it with dried basil.

Recipe for 4 servings:

- 2 tablespoons of the butter / oil
- 1 chopped finely chopped red onion
- 1 teaspoon grated garlic
- 11/2 cups milk
- 1 L-quality tomato puree
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 cups shredded spinach
- ¼ cup finely chopped basil
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

In a large frying pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onion and garlic and saute 3 minutes. Add the milk and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the tomatoes and sugar. Mix well, cover and leave to boil over high heat.
Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Add spinach, basil, salt and pepper and simmer without a lid for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Finally sprinkle with the Parmesan (if desired).

1 serving contains approximately:

Energy value - 208 kcal
Fat - 8.5 g
Dietary Fiber-5g
Vitamin A - 61% of the recommended daily allowance
Vitamin C -42% of the recommended daily allowance
Iron - 43% of the recommended daily allowance

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