Why Organic Tomato Juice Is Good For You
Author C. Sanders. Published on June 10, 2011 - 2:24 am (1577 views — 383 words
The tomato fruit is a versatile ingredient in many dishes, soups and sauces. It is also a healthy option for making juices that does not only quenches thirst, but also provides additional nutrients. A glass of organic tomato juice can make a difference to your health due to the nutritional benefits it provides.
Organic tomato juice is made from fresh organic tomatoes and other organic flavorings such as fresh or dried herbs. You can prepare your own if you have organic tomatoes in your backyard, or buy them in tin cans. You may start by boiling the tomatoes in a pot of water until the skins separate from the fruit. Take the tomatoes from the pot and put them in ice water. Peel off the skins and remove the seeds before placing the tomatoes in a food processor. Add flavoring and chill or add ice.
If you want it a bit sweet and fruity, you can add pineapple or apple juice. Others love a little kick so they add a dash of Tabasco and cayenne pepper. For an exotic twist, you can add lime or lemon juice, white pepper, cumin, and coriander to a glass of this healthy beverage.
Some people who enjoy a glass or two of organic tomato juice regularly were reported to experience heightened metabolism and energy. Some even claimed that they feel healthier after a glass of juice in the morning. The effects of organic tomato juice vary from one person to another, so you can't really assume that you'll experience the same health benefits.
The nutrients that you can get from organic tomato juice are vitamins A and C, iron, phosphorus, potassium, iodine, magnesium, copper and zinc. You'll also get antioxidants and lycopene that can help you in fighting off certain diseases. Many sources state that tomato-based products such as tomato juice, are ideal for the heart, blood vessels, immune system and digestion. Folks who are on weight programs are put into strict diets and only healthy beverages are allowed such as fresh, natural juices like tomato juice.
Organic tomato juice is a good substitute that is worth trying. It is loaded with health benefits and nutrients that are not always found in other juices. Drink a glass today and allow your body to enjoy all the benefits.