Tomatoes are an integral part of Indian cooking. The tangy flavor of tomatoes is hard to miss. They give distinct flavor to the food and are also good for weight loss. I recommend roasted tomatoes because they are have many nutrients.
How to do it?
Roasted tomatoes are very good for weight loss and can be prepared very easily. One method is to roast tomatoes directly on the flame. Cut tomatoes in half or in quarters. Roast them using tongs. Keep on rotating them in order to cook them evenly. Roast them till they become tender and the outer skin changes color. Turn the flame off and sprinkle black pepper and cinnamon powder on them.
Another way is to microwave them. Cover the baking sheet with an aluminum sheet. You can skip this step and directly put potatoes on it. Cut tomatoes in half and sprinkle some black pepper powder and cinnamon powder. Microwave them for five minutes
Do you know that only half cup of tomatoes can fulfill 15 percent of vitamin A and 20 percent of vitamin C of your daily requirement? Tomatoes are one of the richest sources of vitamin C and beta carotene which makes them beneficial for a healthy heart.
Tomatoes are rich in fibre. High fibre content takes longer to digest and induce the feeling of fullness. If your hunger is satiated then you will not binge eat. It also facilitates the bowel movement and prevents constipation. Apart from this, fibre boosts digestion. If your digestive system is good then your ability to absorb and assimilate nutrients will not be hindered. You would not face any difficulty in eliminating waste and toxins from your body. This will keep your body healthy.
Vitamin K, B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals such as iron, potassium and manganese are found in tomatoes.
Tomatoes encourage the production of carnitine, an organic molecule that plays an important role in the regulation of fatty acid and energy metabolism. It is reported that carnitine enhances the body’s fat burning ability.
On an average, 100 grams of tomatoes contain just about 18 calories. This makes them ideal for weight loss.
They are extremely rich in lycopene. That’s why tomatoes are good for protecting eyes and skin and boosting our immunity. They also reduce the risk of high cholesterol and improve our metabolism.
100 grams of tomatoes contain 267 mg of potassium. This makes them ideal for people who have high blood pressure.
Roasted tomato is laden with so many nutrients. This makes it ideal for weight watchers. You can eat them as a side dish to your main dish or put them in your salad or eat in whichever way you like.