Diabetes : Tomatoes - a superfood for diabetes patients

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 Endocrinologist,and a  Registered Dietician, and a Kinesiologist, talk about the health benefits of tomatoes in relation to diabetes management.

 Endocrinologist,and a  Registered Dietician, and a Kinesiologist, talk about the health benefits of tomatoes in relation to diabetes management.

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Yumna Khan

Yumna Khan

RD
Registered Dietitian
Burlington, ON
Alexis Williams

Alexis Williams

RD
Registered Dietitian
Burlington, ON
Ms. Jaclyn Pritchard

Ms. Jaclyn Pritchard

Registered Dietitian
Toronto, 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:

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

4

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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