Tomato Lower Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure - Are you among those who like tomatoes? Usually tomatoes can be eaten directly can also be used as juice and cooked for vegetables. But not many people know just how many benefits contained in tomatoes. Based on the research it turns out tomatoes can be useful for lowering cholesterol or high blood pressure was also lower.
According to research reports published journal maturity, food from the tomatoes are cooked like pasta turned out to have almost the same efficacy as cholesterol-lowering drug chemistry.
As reported by the Daily Mail, experts recommend that tomatoes can be "effective alternative" replacement statins, drugs commonly prescribed for conditions that cause heart problems.
According to the researchers, with only consume two ounces or about 60 grams of tomato paste or one-eighth of tomato juice every day is enough for the patient to receive such benefits.
The secret lies in lycopene compound that gives red light at the ripe tomatoes. This powerful antioxidant important to health in reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Researchers emphasize, tomatoes are cooked is the best source. It has been proven in research in which the body can absorb more lycopene from cooked tomatoes than in ripe tomatoes yet.
This is a study of experts in Australia who analyzed 14 international studies on the benefits of lycopene in the last 55 years. They concluded that these compounds could provide natural protection against the effects of elevated levels of "bad cholesterol" or low density lipoproteins in the blood.