to study about the nutrients and organoleptic evalution of lycopene in pregnant women
Nidhi Yadav, Sunita Mishra
Hypertention is a known risk factor for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and including tomatoes in your diet might help you to cut down o the risk in little. And the same has been proven by various research studies. According to a 2009 study published in cardiovascular drugs and therapy. Adding tomato extract to the diet of people with hypertension but on a low dose of ACE inhibitor drugs, calcium channel blockers and the combination with a low dose of diuretics, showed a significant reduction in the BP levels. The BP was reduced by more than 10 mmHg (systolic) and more than five mmHg (diastolic).Moreover, it didn’t show any side effects to the treatment. another study published in the American Heart journal concluded that a short term treatment with anti- oxidants rich tomato extract reduces blood pressure in patients with grade-1 hypertensive patients, people without any secondary illness and who do not require antihypertensive or lipid- lowering drug therapy. Tomatoes are rich in carotenoids such as lycopene in beta- carotene, which are powerful antioxidants increasing the intake of tomatoes in diet can help you to be inactive the free radicals and flush the harmful toxins from the body. this only slows down the progression of atherosclerosis but also lower oxidative stress and aids in managing your blood pressure. it also contains vitamin E, which is also an antioxidant and potassium, a mineral that plays a key role in maintaining the fluid – electrolyte balance in the body and keep your blood pressure in control. Hence, up your intake of tomatoes if you are a risk of hypertension. You can eat tomatoes in raw form of salads or along with another vegetables as juice. Tomatoes can also be eaten soups, Idly or chutney.