Canned tomatoes: benefit and harm

Tomatoes - vegetables are healthy and tasty. All year round, these gifts of nature do not decrease on our tables, and if in the summer we prefer to eat tomatoes in fresh form, in winter, a variety of tomatoes in the form of billets are brought to our menu. Canned whole tomatoes, salads, tomato sauces and juice - and this is not the whole list of blanks that enterprising housewives do for future use.

Conservation of tomatoes is well combined with meat dishes, fish, potato and pea puree, as well as with all kinds of porridges. Any garnish can be diluted and supplemented with "Majesty SeƱor Tomato" canned. What is this vegetable in terms of nutritional value, what is it useful and can it harm our health? The answers to these questions are disclosed in this article.

Nutritional value of canned tomatoes

Most of the marinated tomatoes are taken by water. Weight is a medium-sized tomato, about 100 grams, water is 90% of the total mass. The second food component in the tomato is ash, its amoun

t is 1.5 g in a medium-sized fruit. Dietary fiber in tomatoes is 1.5 g.

The tomato is rich in such important for the normal life of the body of minerals, such as iron, phosphorus, calcium, sodium, magnesium.

The maximum quantity of vitamins of different groups in its composition is the tomato from other natural gifts - PP, B2, B1, E, A, C.

The benefits of canned tomatoes

In tomato blanks, however, as in fresh tomatoes, a large amount of such a substance, as lycopene. It is a powerful antioxidant that helps the body cope with many ailments, including with oncological diseases of the pancreas and prostate gland, cervix. It is lycopene that slows down the growth and functioning of cancer cells. And a substance such as oncoprotectant alpha-tomato generally kills cancer cells. Beneficially affect the above-mentioned substances and the work of the cardiovascular system. Normalizing the work of the nervous system is another function of the body, the work of which is influenced by substances found in canned tomatoes."Hormone of joy" - serotonin, available in tomatoes, is an antidepressant.

Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects are exerted by substances that are part of canned tomatoes. Vitamin C, the amount of which in tomato is large enough, helps to cope with infections in the body.

It is very useful to consume canned tomatoes along with peel. It is this part of the fruit that stimulates the work of the intestine, improves its peristalsis, which is a natural prevention of constipation.

Substances contained in tomato seeds have blood thinning properties. The use of tomato seeds - a good prevention of thrombosis.

It should be noted that tomatoes, marinated without vinegar, have medicinal properties. To benefit from tomato blanks was the maximum, it is recommended to preserve them with the addition of citric acid or freshly squeezed lemon juice.

Harm from canned tomatoes

Like any product prepared by preservation, a pickled tomato can be harmful. Tomatoes belong to the products from the category of allergens. Very often in young children symptoms of allergy to canned tomatoes in the form of rashes on the skin, itching, fever, but in adults allergy to tomatoes is not uncommon.

In tomato stock a large amount of salt and oxalic acid. And these substances negatively affect the water-salt composition of the body and the functioning of the kidneys, the bladder and can provoke or aggravate already existing urolithiasis, cholecystitis, pyelonephritis.

A large amount of salt in canned tomatoes causes blood pressure jumps in people suffering from hypertension.

Vinegar in the brine in the billets from the tomato adversely affects the gastrointestinal tract, can cause an exacerbation of gastritis and stomach ulcers.

Excessive consumption of canned tomatoes can harm even the healthiest person, so compliance with the measure is an important point in the organization of nutrition.