LIFESTYLE & HEALTH

Simple Homemade Tomato Juice Remedy May Help Reduce The Risk Of Heart Disease

July 17, 2019 16:24

Tomatoes are very healthy, there is no doubt about that. In the culinary world, they are seen as vegetables but, when it comes to biology, they are a fruit.

Another amusing fact is that contrary to the popular belief that they are always red, they can come in other colors, such as purple, yellow, green and orange.

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To buttress the point that tomatoes are healthy, science tells us that they are great for preventing cancer, improving skin health and reducing heart-related problems because of their high content of the antioxidant lycopene.

A tall glass of unsalted tomato juice

For a while now, it has been touted that tomatoes are great for the heart and, luckily, ground-breaking research that was published in June 2019 proves it.

The Japanese study had a total of 481 participants - 184 males and 297 females.

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The participants were given as much unsalted tomato juice as they wanted for one year.

94 participants who were hypertensive or showed indications of prehypertension had a substantial decrease in their blood pressure.

Meanwhile, the LDL cholesterol levels in 125 participants dropped to 149.9mg/Dl from a previous average of 155.0.

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Interestingly, the effects of the juice were the same irrespective of gender or age.

Other ways to prevent heart disease

Obviously, a glass of tomato juice is not all that you need to lower the risk of heart disease. There are certain habits you should pick up, such as:

  • Exercising for 30 minutes at least 4 times a week;
  • Avoiding sugar, salt, fatty foods, and other unhealthy foods;
  • Avoiding tobacco;

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  • Staying away from stress as much as you can;
  • Maintaining a healthy weight;
  • Ensuring that you get quality night sleep;
  • Visiting a physician regularly.

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Heart disease may be a leading cause of death around the world but you don’t have to become part of the statistic.

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