Tomato Juice Recipes

 Believe it or not, tomatoes are a fruit and not a vegetable even though most of us believe that they are.  When you juice tomatoes, don’t expect the salty liquid as you would get out of a can.  Instead expect the fresh juicy flavor of the tomato.  Canned juice has been cooked, distilled, and often salted, it is a sad excuse for the real flavor and nutrition that tomatoes contain.  While tomato juice is best drunk by itself it is also good when combined with celery and cucumber juice.

Tomatoes contain lycopene, beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, sulfur, phosphorus, organic sodium, and other nutrients.  People claim they help lower blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, and boost the immune system.  Lycopene is also important to bone health and studies show that women can help protect themselves from osteoporosis with sufficent lycopene in their diets.  Additionally phytonutrients in tomatoes can help protect your heart.

Tomatoes also help regulate fats in the blood this helps protect you from atherosclerosis.   The many phytonutrients in tomatoes have proven to help stop clumping of our platelet cells again supporting the notion of improved cardio-vascular function.

Since tomatoes claim to protect everything from your bones to your cardio vascular system, to improving your immune function they look like one of the nearly perfect foods.  Why not juice them to  concentrate their nutrition and further enhance their effects? 

The best recommendation is to take tomato juice straight.  When fresh tomatoes are juiced, the juice is thick and cloudy and tastes like fresh tomatoes and not the salty slur that comes out of a can.  I would argue that the canned stuff doesn’t deserve to be called tomato juice.   This canned juice has turned many people completely off to tomatoes.

How To Prepare Tomato Juice

Preparing tomato juice is very easy.  Wash the tomatoes,  cut them to a size so that they will fit into your juicer, and drop them in.  It is simple and quick and far superior to any tomato juice that you will buy.  As mentioned, tomato juice is best when drunk by itself, but for a little variety add some cucumbers and celery.

We have explained why juicing tomatoes should be something  that you do.  The health benefits are undisputable, there is simply not a better food out there for your long term health and well being than tomatoes, and the juice concentrates the whole thing and takes you to the next level.

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