The Health Benefits of Eating Tomatoes

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The Health Benefits of Tomatoes: featuring Registered Dietician.

The Health Benefits of Tomatoes: featuring Registered Dietician.

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Premier Practitioners

Jennifer Thomson

Jennifer Thomson

Nutritionist HCF
Brantford, ON
Yumna Khan

Yumna Khan

RD
Registered Dietitian
Burlington, ON
Alexis Williams

Alexis Williams

RD
Registered Dietitian
Burlington, ON

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The Health Benefits of Eating Tomatoes

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1

Tomatoes are high in lycopene.

Explanation:

Tomatoes are high in lycopene, an antioxidant that fights free radicals.

2

A nutritionist or registered dietitian can help ensure you’re getting enough nutrients.

3

There is no such thing as a tomato allergy.

Explanation:

A tomato allergy is not common. However, some people do experience itching or swelling of the throat.

4

Tomatoes may help prevent eye strain.

Explanation:

Tomatoes contain lutein and zeaxanthin, which may help protect your eyes from the blue light that smartphones and computers give off.

5

Tomatoes will not reduce your risk of developing heart disease.

Explanation:

The lycopene in tomatoes may help lower LDL cholesterol and blood pressure, reducing your risk of developing heart disease.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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