Many of us know that there are nutritional benefits associated with the drinking of tomato juice, thanks to the high vegetable content of this product. But, many don’t realize that tomato juice can actually help us lose weight and body fat. A recent study conducted by Taiwanese scientists shows that drinking one single glass of tomato juice every day for two months will result in beneficial and desired metabolic benefits.
During this study, women of different ages, weight and origin drank a glass of tomato juice on a daily basis during two months.
They haven’t changed their food habits and experienced a loss of weight only after a few days.
Experts say that it is not a common loss of fluids from the body, but it is melting fat in fact. The participants in this experiment had lost 1.6 to 2 cm in average, had lowered cholesterol levels and elevated lycopene levels in their blood, which is an antioxidant that affects health positively.
The benefits of tomatoes
Tomatoes have very few calories. 0.35 liters of tomato juice has only 80 calories and is rich in sodium, calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamins B, C and A.
Due to the high amounts of lycopene, an antioxidant that is important for our body, it is scientifically proven that tomato juice can prevent the development of carcinogenic cells, it cleans the blood vessels and prevents many diseases of the heart.
This juice stimulates the production of red blood cells, lowers the blood pressure, prevents thrombosis, regulates liver, pancreas and bile. Try consuming only homemade tomato juice, prepared by you and don’t use the one offered in stores because it contains a lot of sugar and preservatives.
Recipe for Homemade Tomato Juice:
- 13 pounds of tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons of salt
- 4 tablespoons of sugar
Take out the stems and wash the tomatoes carefully in cold water. Cut them and grind them and then add the salt and sugar. Cook them at medium heat.
Stir from time to time in order to prevent burning and when it begins to boil, cook it for additional 10 minutes and stir all the time. Pour this hot tomato juice into a clean glass bottle and seal it tightly. Keep the bottles in a cool and dark place.