One of the most common and popular vegetables is the tomato. This is due to the versatility and bountiful health benefits the tomato can offer. Tomatoes can be found in many different dishes and are used for a variety beneficial reasons. One of the more popular forms of the vegetable is in juice form. Tomato juice is a nutritious drink with many health benefits.
The main organic compound in the tomato is the lycopene. Lycopene gives the tomato the red color it is well known for and has been found to have antioxidant and cancer-preventing properties. It acts as an antioxidant by shielding the cells and organs from oxygen damage. It has also been found to help protect DNA in white blood cells. Lycopene has been found to be effective against several types of cancer, including colorectal, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancers.
Tomato juice is also most popularly used as a cure a hangover (or at least lessen the pain). This is because it can help to replace some of the nutrients lost from the night before. Drink it the night before and mix it with cucumber juice, spinach juice and a table spoon of olive oil.
There are other health benefits this article shall examine and they are:
1. Reduces skin oiliness:
Some people take a tomato and slice it. They then rub the tomato half on their skin, squeezing the juice simultaneously. After 15 minutes of waiting, people would rinse it off and repeat twice daily.
2. Restore Skin Discoloration:
When you get patchy skin, you do not need to worry. Many people use tomato juice to restore skin discoloration (i.e. freckles). Take a cotton swab dipped with tomato juice and massage the tomato juice into the skin.
3. Reduces Irritation:
Do you have skin irritation, redness and feel itch? Many people use tomato juice and pulp from tomatoes to reduce irritation.
4. Odor Remover:
If something has a bad odor, take a sponge and soak it into tomato juice. You can then wash the itemwith a sponge filled with tomato juice. Lather, wash and clean and the odor will be gone in no time.
5. Restore hair color:
My friend told me that someone uses tomato juice to restore hair color. I looked it up and it is quite true. Those who are blonde may have their hair affected by chlorine. Tomato juice is their cure.
6. Sore Throat Pain Relief:
Instead of baking soda and water, people can gargle tomato juice to relief sore throat pain. This is quite uncommon.
7. Clean Stainless Steel Pans & Pots:
Instead of water, many people cook tomato juice to clean the bad burns on stainless steel pans and pots. I never really thought about that. Did you? People believe its acidity is an excellent usage.
8. Remove Green Tinted Hair:
Blondes know what happens to their hair when they go swimming. Green tint in their hair is caused by hard metals in the pool. Many recommend taking a bath with tomato juice to get the green tint out. If you do not want to try this, wear a swimming cap in the pool instead.
9. Dog baths:
If your dog smells badly, you should consider giving them a bath in tomato juice. The acidity takes the smell away.
10. Chicken Pox:
There is a popular superstition that tomato juice baths help lessen scars caused by Chicken pox. How many of us have used this method?