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Tomato seeds and its benefits

16 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

One look at these seeds and you might be wondering, what benefits they can offer to you! Well, these tiny yet powerful seeds are packed with nutrition and are one of the healthiest foods around. Rich in dietary fibre, vitamin A and C, tomato seeds are harder to digest and are usually consumed after drying them, in powdered form! Lately, there have been several debates over whether you should eat the tomato seeds or not, as one of the studies have suggested that they are a healthier alternative to aspirin! While earlier, it was thought that eating tomato seeds can give you appendicitis. Due to these misconceptions, people tend to doubt about eating them. These seeds are very powerful for overall health and are good for skin too! Below are some of the benefits they can offer.

Lowers blood pressure

Tomato seeds are rich in several nutrients and potassium is one of them, which helps in maintaining your blood pressure by relaxing the walls of blood vessels.

Strengthens immune system

Tomato seeds are a rich source of vitamin C, which is important for a strong immune system. It is advised to consume a little amount of tomato seeds powder in your food such as soups to have a strong immunity.

Normalize cholesterol

The dietary fibre present in tomato seeds helps in normalizing the bad cholesterol levels of an individual. High Cholesterol can lead to heart ailments and thus these seeds are also important for a healthy heart.

Good for digestion

Tomato seeds are known to be rich in dietary fibre which helps in digesting food easily. Along with that, tomato seeds also contain digestible amino acids that improve the digestion process.

Aspirin alternative

As per research, there is a natural gel that’s found in tomato seeds which is tasteless and colourless and helps in improving the blood circulation of an individual. Thus, tomato seeds are known to be a healthier alternative to aspirin without any side effects.

Reduces blood clotting

While it has already been mentioned that tomato seeds have aspirin properties in them, they prevent the risk of blood clotting. And the best thing is, they are devoid of the side effects of aspirin.

Improves skin health

Because of the rich vitamin C content present in tomato seeds, your skin becomes less susceptible to wrinkles and gets a flawless countenance.

Lowers risk of cancer

Various studies have proven that lycopene which is the core component of tomato helps lower the risk of cancer cells. Also, don’t forget to cook the tomato seeds first, as it helps in activating the lycopene in them.                 —Times of India


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