For your skin…
Amazing skin benefits
The tangy vegetable contains high amounts of lycopene that makes skin less sensitive to UV rays. This in turn prevents the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and slows down the process of ageing. It also contains high amounts of Vitamin C that is helpful in treating acne and oily skin, achieving even skin tone and a healthy glow.
Make a tomato mask
To combat oily skin, mix besan with tomato juice in equal quantities and apply all over face and neck. Leave it on for 20 minutes before washing off with lukewarm water.
If you’re suffering from dry skin, mix yogurt with tomato juice in equal quantities and apply all over face and neck. Leave it on for 10 minutes before washing off with cold water for to effectively treat sun burns and achieve supple skin.
For combination skin, mash avocados and tomatoes and apply the pack on face and neck for 15-10 minutes. This moisturises skin while making it less problematic and lends an even tone.
If you have open pores, mix 4 drops of tomato juice with one drop of water and dab it on any open pores with help of cotton ball. Leave it on for 15 minutes. Regular application will help shrink pores.
For your hair…
Improves hair health
Tomatoes contain important Vitamins like A, B, C and E which are excellent stimulants for healthy hair. These Vitamins help prevent hair loss, give natural shine and help treat scalp odour and dandruff. Eating about 4 to 5 tomatoes a day ensures you have great hair health and shiny tresses to show off.
Not only can you consume tomatoes, you can even use them as a natural conditioner for your hair. Apply some tomato pulp on your hair and leave it on for 15 minutes before washing off with cold water. The Vitamin C treats scalp problems like dandruff, eczema and psoriasis and boosts collagen for proper tissue development of scalp.
If you have dry and itchy scalp apply a mixture of tomato puree and your regular oil for relief. Wash off with cold water for best results.
If you are a swimmer, applying tomato juice after every swim on your scalp and hair can be a great help to reduce chlorine damage. Follow by rinsing off with shampoo and conditioner.
Good for eyes
Tomatoes contain Vitamin A, Flavonoid B complex, Thiamine, Folatesn and Niacin that help cure eye disease such as night blindness and improves your vision when had every day.
Help repair damage caused by cigarette smoking
They contain fair amounts of coumaric acid and chlorogenic acid that protect the body from carcinogens that are produced from cigarette smoke.
Makes bones stronger
The Vitamin K and calcium present in tomatoes work to strengthen and repair bones. The vegetable is highly recommended to improve bone mass and treat fractures and fight osteoporosis.
The lycopene (again!) reduce the risk of several cancers such as cervical, mouth, pharynx, throat, esophagus, stomach, and ovarian. Its Vitamin A and C helps fight free radicals which can cause cell damage.
Regulates blood sugar levels
They are a very good source of chromium that helps maintain blood sugar levels and are a very healthy source of nutrition for diabetics and weight conscious individuals.
How to include tomatoes in your daily diet?
Toss a mixed vegetable salad or make some yummy tomato puree coated roasted chicken for yourself for lunch or dinner. The best way to get the max out of the vegetable is to have it in juice form.