Tomato juice nutritionists believe one of the best - it allows the people who live in northern areas, and rarely see fresh oranges, lemons and other citrus fruits, to receive a full range of vitamins and minerals.
history of this juice is very interesting because tomatoes have come to us from America, where the Indians of Peru called them "golden apples" - this name heard by many.
botanical name of tomatoes - tomatoes, is also associated with the Peruvian Indians' tomatl "- a word from their ancient language.
Among white men tomatoes have long been considered decorative, inedible and poisonous: may be confused with the fruits of the potato, which is also a native of America, and also belongs to the family Solanaceae - they really are very toxic and dangerous to life.
said that once George Washington - the legendary first president of the United States, enemies tried to poison tomatoes, had sent him a cooked one dish, but he used this meal, got up from the table and continued to do business as if n
In Russia, the tomato is also considered pampering - plants for decorating gardens and orchards, and they decorated the room, growing pots, we now grow flowers.
began to grow tomatoes in large quantities in the second half of the XVIII century, in the south of Russia, but still as much as 100 years, they were considered rare, pricey and sold in fruit stores.Today, it is difficult to find in our country a garden, where there would be tomatoes, and even different grades and our housewives love to preserve them - although the benefits of canned tomatoes is very small.
Ingredients tomato juice
Tomatoes have a very rich composition;characterized them and tomato juice: it contains carbohydrates and organic acids, dietary fibers and proteins, some fat, and starch;vitamins - A, beta-carotene, PP, C, E, H, group B;minerals - potassium, chloride, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, sulfur, iron, zinc, selenium, cobalt, iodine, chromium, manganese, copper, fluoride, molybdenum, boron, nickel, rubidium;calories in it is very small - about 18 kcal per 100 grams, so juice and tomatoes themselves are widely used in weight loss diets.
Use tomato juice
usefulness of tomato juice for a long time undisputed: it improves the functioning of the nervous system, leading to normal metabolism, provides for prevention of cardiovascular disease, and even protects the body from the occurrence of cancer.This property is due to its high content of lycopene: bright red tomatoes depends on this matter - a powerful antioxidant that is not destroyed completely, even with the pasteurization of juice.
American doctors and scientists have even conducted an experiment in this area.Prostate cancer patients who are ready for operation, were divided into 2 groups: the first group, 2 times a day were given lycopene capsules, the second group did not receive it.Before starting the experiment, patients were carefully examined - their condition was the same as before the operation they were examined again, and the analysis showed that patients in Group 1 of a malignant tumor is gone, and some benign tumors were partially.Operations do still had all but those who took lycopene, tumor sizes were much smaller.It is understood that if these people at one time drew attention to the tomato juice, they could avoid many health problems.
With tomatoes and tomato juice can also prevent cancer of the stomach and colon, lung, cervix;those who like to drink it rarely appears appendicitis.
tomato juice improves mood, he helps produce serotonin in the body, reduces the effects of stress and relieves stress - women just need the juice.Moreover, the juice can have antimicrobial, choleretic, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, kapillyaroukreplyayuschee, protivoskleroticheskoe action;improves bowel and stops the processes of decay in it, so it is irreplaceable and constipation.
If you drink tomato juice on a regular basis, you can avoid this dangerous disease, thrombosis - for example, venous thrombosis in the legs - even if the way of life associated with sedentary or standing work, so that drivers, vendors, or who sits all day forthe computer, it is also necessary.
In diabetes tomato juice is often prescribed as part of a diet - it has more and hypoglycemic effect;we can say that diabetics can safely drink only the juice.
Tomato juice is used in other metabolic disorders - for violations of water-salt metabolism, obesity, etc .;it include food for anemia, angina, hypertension, after suffering a heart attack;gastric ulcer and 12 duodenal ulcer, gastritis with low acidity;in some forms of kidney disease;glaucoma, and impaired memory.
When vitamin deficiency should drink tomato juice every day, a glass or more, by adding to it a little chopped parsley.In diseases of the joints, kidneys, liver, intestines, stomach, pneumonia and atherosclerosis drink tomato juice 2-3 times a day for 20 minutes before eating.Fresh juice is best to drink 150-200 ml for the reception, but you can also drink and canned;no need to add salt.
If cholelithiasis fresh tomato juice mixed 1: 1 with cabbage pickle, and drink after a meal, a glass 3 times a day until complete recovery.
Overweight well reduced mixture of tomato and pumpkin (2 parts), apple (4 parts) and lemon (1 piece) juices.
How to drink tomato juice?
Tomato juice is very useful, but most people drink it wrong, and this exacerbated his health problems.You can not mix the tomato juice and tomato with many starchy and protein products: bread, potatoes, eggs, meat, fish, cottage cheese - for this reason often form kidney stones.Unfortunately, most people drink the juice during meals, or wash down their food, and tomatoes are added to those dishes where they should not be at all - in contemporary cookbooks full of such recipes.
heat treated as tomatoes and the juice is not recommended - in this case contained in it useful acids are harmful, turning into inorganic - and in fact our women like stew, fry and cook the tomatoes, and even conserve them, making a valuable product in theharmful (in the best case, in a futile) treat.
Tomato juice is best to drink half an hour before a meal, and there are tomatoes with olive or other vegetable oil, nuts, cheese, herbs, onions and garlic;any cabbage, radishes, peppers, eggplant and zucchini.
most useful to the juice that you cook at home with fresh tomatoes.Juicer - the easiest, but you can still rub the grated tomatoes, grind them in a meat grinder, processor or blender and strain through cheesecloth - it is necessary to prepare the juice immediately before use.
can cook canned juice - it will be stored for longer, but the way it is necessary to choose the best possible gentle.Tomatoes take the best and ripe, wash them and remove the stalk, cut each fruit into 3-4 parts, put in an enamel pan and pour water - 15% by weight of the tomatoes themselves.Pan put on the fire and heat;when the tomatoes soften, they forced through a sieve made of stainless steel.
turns juice with pulp;then it is heated to 85 ° C and poured into the prepared hot sterilized jars, which are then sterilized: liter - 40 minutes, 0.5 liter - 30 minutes.This juice nutrients retained quite a lot;store it in a cool place - it is better to remain
vitamin C. If in the preparation of juice to boil, to increase its shelf life, but the nutrients will remain quite small.
Contraindications to the use of tomato juice
course, to the use of tomato juice there are contraindications: it can not be drunk in acute pancreatitis, gastritis, cholecystitis, stomach ulcers and 12 duodenal ulcer.When poisoning it only worsens the condition, as well as tomatoes.
Pregnant women Tomato juice is useful;You can drink it and lactating mothers, but only if the child has no tendency to diarrhea.