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How is Tomato Paste Good for Skin?

Did you know that tomato paste is not just good for the body but also good for skin health? It is very effective in having a good skin.

Tomato Paste

Effects of Tomatoes on Your Skin Health

1.    Tomatoes function as internal sunscreens by blocking the harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiations and maintaining skin health. Results of a study showed that individuals who ate 4 tablespoons tomato paste daily for 3 months had 30 percent reduction in damage from the sun. Dr.Oz attributed this to the lycopene present in tomato paste.

2.    Foods rich in tomatoes boost the body’s stamina and strength to ward off signs of skin damage from the sun’s UV rays.

3.     They remove the effects of aging on the skin

4.     Tomato paste provides high levels of procollagen, a protein that is crucial for preserving skin structure,

5.     Lycopene, an antioxidant found in tomatoes, neutralizes free radicals that are formed when the ultraviolet radiation strikes the skin. These free radicals are known to cause skin cancer and aging. Results of a study showed that tomato paste containing lycopene provides protection against acute and potentially longer-term aspects of photo damage.

6.     Applying the pulp of tomato will give you a glowing skin.

7.     The tomato pulp mixed with lime juice is rubbed on the face shrank shrink enlarged pores and reduce blemishes on oily skin.

8.     For normal skin, tomato and yogurt facial mix can be applied on skin to give it a healthy glow.

9.     Tomato paste also acts as an excellent remedy for sunburn. Add to the paste 4 tablespoons of buttermilk before applying it to the affected area.

10.  Tomato juice mixed with a carrot and some almonds is good for a dry face.

11.  A paste of tomato pulp and honey is a good skin mask.

Tomato paste, a source of vitamins and minerals

Tomato paste also contains Vitamins A, C, E and K. It is rich in 5 different B-vitamins and 9 different minerals. It is also a good source of protein and dietary fiber. It also helps in the fight against heart diseases, diabetes, migraines and other cancers.

References

1. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2011. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 24. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page,
http://www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/ndl

2. USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 24. Nutrient Data Laboratory. Nutrient data for 11546, Tomato Products, canned, paste, without salt added. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. Search results found in:
http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods

3. Oz, Mennet. 2007. Dr. Oz on Food Myths. The Oprah Winfrey Show, 17 September. Retrieved at
http://www.oprah.com/health/Dr-Oz-on-Food-Myths_1/10

4. Rizwan, M., Rodriguez-Blanco, I., Harbottle, A. and M.A. Birch-Machin, Watson, R.E.B. and L.E. Rhodes. 2011. Tomato paste rich in lycopene protects against cutaneous photo damage in humans in vivo: a randomized controlled trial (Abstract). British Journal of Dermatology 164 (1): 154-162. Retrieved at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2133.2010.10057.x/abstract

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