If you don’t enjoy eating dishes with tomato sauce or paste because of acid reflux (which, I found in my case, seems to be caused, in fact, by certain preservatives rather than the citric and malic acid in tomatoes), and you don’t eat many raw tomatoes because of the taste, I suggest you try cherry tomatoes. They are sweeter (after all, tomatoes are fruit, not vegetables) and more flavorful. And you can easily enjoy them with a bit of your favorite cheeses or with a bagel and cream cheese.
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So Today’s Tip (TT) is about encouraging you to eat more tomatoes, because of their amazing health benefits. Tomatoes are chock-full of goodness: lycopene (which protects against various cancers), lutein (which helps your vision), B vitamins (which help with cellular and brain health, and with energy), vitamin C (you know it boosts immune function, but did you know it also supports the health of your brain and bones, skin, and blood vessels?—among other things: it also helps with blood pressure, for one), vitamin A (helps your vision and immune system, along with your heart, kidneys, and lungs), potassium (a macromineral that helps your heart and other muscles, reduces the risk of kidney stones, and helps reduce high blood pressure, among other things; that said, be careful of your dietary potassium intake if you have kidney disease or certain other conditions, such as type 1 diabetes, liver disease, Addison’s disease, or heart failure—see here), and more (vitamin K, manganese, fiber, etc.).
I hope I’ve convinced you to add this vegetable/fruit to your diet.
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To a happier, healthier life,