Call it a fruit or vegetable, tomato has a constant position in our vegetable basket. From having it raw to making curries and chutneys, we use tomatoes on a daily basis. This fruit is loaded with health-benefiting properties too. vitamin C, antioxidants in tomatoes help promote good skin, ease inflammation and boost immune health. But did you know that tomatoes might help promote gut health too? A recent study, showed that “tomatoes impart benefits through their modulation of the gut microbiome”.
The research was initially conducted on young pigs. It was found that the gut microorganisms were changed in the pigs, toward a more favorable profile after two weeks of consuming a diet high in tomatoes. As per a report in ANI, after observing the results with a short-term intervention, the researchers decided to conduct a similar study on humans to establish the link between tomato and gut microbiome.
Senior author of the study, Jessica Cooper stone states, “It’s possible that tomatoes impart benefits through their modulation of the gut microbiome. Tomatoes are good for health. You can add them in sandwiches ,burgers, omelets etc. You can use cherry tomatoes into salads also.
Add tomatoes in your daily to daily life and be healthy!