The tomato. Such a controversial food, no?
I mean, really – IS IT a fruit? Or is it a vegetable?
My theory? It’s totally a fruit – I definitely eat it like one!
I’m talking : light breakfasts, juicy snacks, or a lil’ sweetness in my salad – YES.
Of course, I adore all fruits ( seriously, fruit is SO good – taste-wise & health-wise! ). But, tomatoes are probably one of the healthiest fruit choices out there.
First off, tomatoes are clearly not as sugary as apples or bananas … Seriously, 1 tomato only has 22 calories. You’d prob be burning more calories from slicing & eating the tomato! Or even just taking a huge bite out of it & trying not to make a mess ( been there, done that ). Negative calorie foods are the SH*T.
But, they also have so much more to offer …
Tomatoes are full of TONS of natural vitamins & minerals : vitamins A, K, B1-B7, C, iron, potassium, magnesium, chromium, phosphorus, choline, folate, & zinc.
& since they’re so rich in vitamin K, they will help strengthen your hair, give it some shine, & speed up the growth / revitalization process. Plus, they’re super good for skin – they fight acne & prevent damage to your skin cells.
Amazingly enough, they also reduce heart disease, stop blood clots, prevent stroke, & reduce cancer risks – all thanks to nutrients like lycopene.
Tomatoes also reduce stress & tension, protect your eyesight, & keep your bones healthy.
& for those surrounded by second-hand smoke : THEY HELP REDUCE THE DAMAGE FROM SMOKING ( basically a shield against carcinogens ).
Thank GOD for that.
[ cherry tomatoes, my fave kind ]
So, are you onboard yet?
If not, here are some reasons why tomatoes are the PERFECT skinny food :
Basically, tomatoes are pretty damn SWEET.
If you’re hanging out w/ me on Snapchat, you’d remember I literally had some vine tomatoes for breakfast – so perfect if you want something quick + light to start off your day.
Do you love tomatoes or hate them with a passion? Did I change your mind? ALSO, are they fruits or vegetables?!?! Let me know – I’ll be keeping score. 😉
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