A recent study conducted by Taiwan University found that tomato juice can significantly increase weight loss results. Namely, the study involved women of different age, origin and weight, who were given one glass or 250ml of tomato juice every day for two months.
The results were astonishing and revealed that all the subjects who took part in the study lost excess fat and considerably reduced their weight.
What was most surprising about the trial was the fact that the subjects of the study didn’t have to make any lifestyle or dietary changes, and they saw the first results in a couple of days.
The women had their blood samples taken at the beginning and the end of the study. The results at the end of the study showed a substantial decrease in cholesterol levels in the subjects as well as an increased content of lycopene, a powerful anticancer agent found in tomato. All of this implied that this extremely health beneficial drink improved the overall health of the participants.
In addition, the study also revealed that regular consumption of tomato juice can improve the immune system and prevent the onset of many other diseases, including cardiovascular diseases. This powerful juice can protect your heart, lungs, liver, and digestive tract. Plus, it lowers the risk of urinary and blood diseases, as well as water retention.
The health benefits of tomato juice don’t stop here. It improves skin quality, reduces paleness, and fights rheumatic symptoms.
The high magnesium content makes this juice highly efficient in treating muscle spasms after physical activity. Only 100g of tomato juice contain 11ml of magnesium.
Tomato juice is also abundant in vitamin C, plant proteins, carbohydrates, calcium, potassium etc.
Homemade Tomato Juice Recipe
You can easily prepare tomato juice at home. For this you’ll need:
- 4kg of tomatoes
- 2 tbsp. salt
- 4 tbsp. sugar
Wash the tomatoes well. After grinding them, put them in a cooking pot and add the salt and sugar. Cook the mixture for about ten minutes while stirring frequently. Leave the juice to cool off then pour it in glass jars and close well. Keep the tomato juice refrigerated for longer shelf life.