Many people understand that there are nutritional benefits associated with drinking tomato juice, thanks to the high vegetable content of this food product.But many of them don`t realize that tomato juice can actually help you to lose weight and body fat.A recent study conducted by Taiwanese scientists shows that drinking one single glass of tomato juice each day for two months will result in beneficial and desired metabolic benefits.
During the study, women of different ages, weight and origin drank a glass of tomato juice on a daily basis during two months.
They have not changed their food habits and already after a few days they experienced a loss of weight.
Experts say that it is not a common loss of fluids from the body, but it is melting fat in fact. The participants in this experiment had lost 1.6 to 2 cm in waist in average, had low cholesterol levels and elevated lycopene levels in blood, an antioxidant that positively affect health.
Benefits of tomatoes
Tomatoes have very few calories, 0.35 liters of tomato juice has only 80 calories and is rich in sodium, calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamins B, C and A.
Due to the high amounts of lycopene – an antioxidant that is important for our body, it is scientifically proven that tomato juice can prevent the development of cancerous cells, it cleans the blood vessels and prevents many diseases of the heart.
This juice stimulates the production of red blood cells, lowers blood pressure, prevents thrombosis, regulates liver, pancreas and bile. Consume homemade tomato juice only, prepared by yourself, do not use one that is offered in stores because it contains a lot of sugar and preservatives.
Recipe for Home Tomato Juice:
- 13 pounds of tomatoes, 2 tablespoons of salt
- 2 tablespoons of salt
- 4 tablespoons of sugar.
Take out the stems and was the tomatoes carefully in cold water. Cut them and grind them, add the salt and sugar. Next, cook at medium heat.
Stir once in a while in order to prevent burning and when it begins to boil, cook it for additional 10 minutes and stir all the time. Pour this hot tomato juice into a clean glass bottle and seal it tightly. Keep the bottles in a cool and dark place.
source: Secretly Healthy