If there’s one fruit I love, it’s tomatoes! Although they’re technically a fruit, we prepare and eat it like a vegetable. There are many health benefits of tomatoes which are a great secondary reason to consume it. (The first reason is for its great taste!)
Serving Size: One small 100-gram tomato
Sugar: 2.6 grams
Fiber: 1.2 grams
Fat: 0.2 grams
Carbs: 3.9 grams
Protein: 0.9 grams
Fights Against Constipation
There’s nothing worse than needing to go and not being able to. The great thing is constipation is usually caused by some foods we’re eating (or lacking). By adding tomatoes to your daily diet, you can help to prevent or treat constipation.
Did you know? 95% of tomatoes are made of water. Getting more water in your system is necessary for keeping your digestive system working properly.
Since tomatoes are a great source of fiber, they can easily help to prevent constipation or help to relieve it.
Promotes Heart Health
The number one killer worldwide is heart disease. Although this is such a horrible disease, it’s usually preventable by eating correctly and exercising.
One of the many health benefits of tomatoes is they can help to prevent heart disease and boost your heart health.
Also, clinical trials show that LDL (bad) cholesterol may be reduced by using a lycopene supplement. 
Tomatoes are a great source of chlorogenic acid, which can help alleviate high blood pressure. 
The potassium found in tomatoes is known to prevent heart disease and lower high blood pressure. 
Having high blood pressure is not fun, but it’s great to know there’s a yummy treat that can help to lower this symptom.
Protect Against Cancer
With the high amount of antioxidants in tomatoes, it’s really no surprise that they can help to prevent certain cancers.
Keep Skin Healthy
Biotin and Vitamin C help to keep producing collagen. Collagen helps with scar regression, skin repair, and anti-again properties.
Therefore, add on a second serving of tomatoes to help keep your skin glowing!
Promote Eye Health
When people think of eye health and vegetables, the first to come to mind is usually carrots. However, did you know that tomatoes can help to boost eye health as well?
Tomatoes have high amounts of lycopene, lutein, and beta-carotene. These compounds have a great chance of promoting great eye health by protecting the eyes from the development of cataracts, light-induced damage, and macular degeneration. 
May Reduce Inflammation
Chronic inflammation is the cause of many painful illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Fortunately, there are many foods that help to reduce, fight, and prevent, inflammation, including tomatoes!
There have been studies done that suggest tomatoes can help reduce inflammation. 
There are many wonderful health benefits of tomatoes. Are there any that surprised you? Please, let me know in the comments below and be sure to share with anyone who needs to know these great health benefits.