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Tomatoes reduce the risk of heart disease

Tomatoes and Tomato Paste

Tomatoes may also help to reduce the risk of heart disease. Tomatoes are a good source of potassium, niacin, vitamin B6, and folate. Niacin has been used for years to lower cholesterol. Potassium has been shown to lower high blood pressure. And vitamin B6 and folate are used by the body to convert a dangerous chemical called homocysteine into more benign compounds.

Coumaric acid and chlorogenic acied are also found in tomatoes. These two compounds are thought to block the effects of nitrosamines, which are formed naturally in the body, but are also a strong carcinogen in tobacco smoke.

Amazing benefits of Pasalai Keerai/Palak /Spinach


Iron is an essential content  that helps the body to protect against Anemia, raising body metabolism that leads to weight loss.

Pregnant woman is advised to take palak by the doctors for baby’s health and breast feeding. The folate in pasalai keerai enhances the healthy growth of nervous system, lungs growth in the fetus.

To protect the bones from osteoporosis, doctors recommend to take palak at least one a week. The minerals like magnesium, copper, zinc, manganese and phosphorus creates strong bones and vitamin K helps to retain calcium in bone matrix and helps in bone mineralization.

Indian spinach is good for diabetes. It acts as a agent to destroy the unwanted toxic substances in the stomach and it helps to reduce the blood sugar levels by excess urination. The magnesium is the needed mineral to maintain the blood sugar level from too much fluctuation. The best medicine for constipation.

The cancer preventing components like fiber, chlorophylin, tocopherol, folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin C  are present in pasalai helps to lower the cancer risk by 34 percent. In particular, stomach cancer, skin cancer, cervical cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer.

The most dangerous diseases like atherosclerosis, stroke, heart attack, coronary heart diseases, hyperlipidemia and hypertension are controlled by C0-Q10 components. These components are present in pasalai. It helps to reduce the cholesterol and fat deposits in the valves that pumps the blood all over the body.

Vitamin A is Android essential component needed to protect the eyes and skin. The rich content of vitamin A prevents a person from night blindness, eye ulcers, itching in eyes. To protect the eyes from UV rays, beta carotene, xanthenes, zeazanthin and lutein acts as anti oxidants. These components are hidden in spinach.

To fight against the causes of gastric ulcer, the mucous membrane of stomach has given high strength by the spinach.

Folate and vitamin Body gives a cover to the skin to protect against UV radiations, rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, inflammatory ailments and Alzheimer disease.

Pasalai keerai is good for oral health. It cures dental problems like pyorrhea by chewing raw spinach.


Doctors advice is needed before taking spinach because it is not advised for people who are suffering from liver disease and some types of diseases.