25 Incredible Foods For Heart Health

By Eloïse Reyns / Nutrition / December 4th, 2020

21. Tomatoes


Tomatoes are tasty on pizza, in pasta sauce, in salads, and in sandwiches. They’re such a common food, that we may have been eating them for our whole lives without realising the health benefits that they provide.

Tomatoes contain something called Lycopene. Lycopene has some great properties, including lowering levels of bad cholesterol as well as blood pressure. High blood pressure and too much cholesterol are the leading contributors to heart attacks and strokes, so this Lycopene is a handy tool in keeping your heart healthy.

As well as Lycopene, Tomatoes are packed with nutrients and vitamins. Their antioxidants help your body to keep your blood vessels clear from blockages, and your blood pressure at a healthy level. They also boost immunity and reduce inflammation. All of these factors lead to lowering your risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. If all that wasn’t enough, there’s evidence to suggest that eating tomatoes is good for your other organs, too. The Lycopene and antioxidants can keep your lungs healthy, fighting lung diseases like asthma and emphysema.


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