The Shape of Foods Help our Organs?? – TOMATO

26 Sep

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:

Easiest Baked Penne Ever!!

Tomato Bruschetta Mix

Caprese Salad

Goat Cheese Tapa

Chunky Tomato Sauce

Soy Picadillo

Sun-dried Tomato Jam

Stewed Potatoes

Tuno Antipasto

8 Responses to “The Shape of Foods Help our Organs?? – TOMATO”

  1. Dan McCullough September 26, 2011 at 9:07 am #

    Those are beautiful photos — did you take them yourself? Interesting point about the tomatoes having chambers like our hearts.

    Thanks for writing your blog!

    • KarmaFree Cooking September 26, 2011 at 11:39 am #

      hi Dan… thanks for the compliment, but this time I took a bit of help from stock photography. It was challenging to capture the pics I wanted…

  2. Rebecca September 26, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    Wow I can’t say I’ve ever looked at a tomato that closely before. How informative lol

  3. The Duo Dishes September 26, 2011 at 11:49 am #

    It’s important to understand how food is so connected to our bodies and our health. Great idea to do this informative series!

  4. frugalfeeding September 26, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    Great photo and thanks for sharing too!

  5. Bren @ Flanboyant Eats™ September 30, 2011 at 1:22 am #

    If more ppl were to take time to know the benefits of food, not just its taste, we’d be better off and a healthier society… I love tomatoes and eat them a lot. Raw, cooked, and otherwise… sooo good.

  6. Eliana October 4, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    Oh My – I always store my tomatoes in the fridge. Will take them out tonight for sure.

    • KarmaFree Cooking October 4, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

      i used to store them in the fridge before too!!!! but since I heard they lose their taste when you do, i ventured to see how long they last me on top of the kitchen counter. To my surprise, they last about 2-3 weeks there, even in the stifflin PRico heat.

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