Tomatoes – Natural remedy for good vision

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3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

Tomatoes are packed with many vital nutrients that help in preventing against many vision-related complications. Know how it is good for vision.

The red and round tomatoes that add taste, color and flavor to almost every Indian dish are packed with many health benefits. This healthy food is known to contain various essential nutrients that lowers your risk of cataracts, macular degeneration (eye disorder causing loss of vision in old age) and diabetic retinopathy (eye damage caused due to diabetes).

Nutrients in tomatoes good for vision

Lycopene (a compound present in tomatoes) that gives red color to the fruit plays an important role in protecting the eyes from the harmful UV radiations of sun  and high energy visible light.

Vitamin E in tomatoes helps in maintaining good eyesight throughout your life preventing damage of the retina (inner lining of the eye)

These fruits also contain high amounts of vitamin C that helps in reducing the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration later in life.

The presence of other nutrients like folates and beta-carotenes in tomatoes aids in prevention of night blindness along with improving vision.

Note: Tomatoes can be consumed raw or in the form of soups or as ketchups as they exert same effect in maintaining healthy vision.


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