This is the second of a series on how there’s a belief the shape of foods help enhance the health of certain organs. We already discussed how CARROTS are beneficial for the EYES. Now is Tomatoes turn…
Tomatoes are red and their insides are divided into chambers, just like our hearts. The lycopene found in tomatoes is a serious inhibitor of heart disease. Tomatoes also contain Vitamin B6, niacin, folate and potassium, all of which help to reduce cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure.
Eating tomatoes on a regular basis can therefore help prevent heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related problems.
Tomatoes benefits can be enjoyed in both – raw or cooked preparations. Something I have learned in the last few years – DO NOT STORE YOUR TOMATOES IN THE FRIDGE!!! Not even in the heat of Puerto Rico, tomatoes need to be stored in the cold. Their flavor is greatly affected after the tomato is in contact with cold environment.
Here are a few tomato recipes to help support your heart’s health: