Tomatoes are edible are has alot of Healthy benefits to the body. As they are good to consume even the leaves are edible are not harmful at all as many thought so.
Have you tried eating tomato leaves? Of course they are edible like any other vegetables. They are green tender, fragrant and very delicious since they are rich in Phytonutrients. Tomato leaves are like eggplant,and they are in a class of nightshade.
Since you have known that they are edible and you can cook them like you cook nightshades. They are very healthy to your body since they are rich in fibre and as you know vegetables are all rich in fiber which helps our digestive system to digest food easily.
The tomato leaves are rich in antioxidants and polyphenols that are plant based micronutrients that help to fight diseases and infections and improve the overall healthy. Tomato leaves are also low in calories thus if you eat them you will not gain weight.
Tomato leaves are rich in nutrients and minerals like vitamin A,C and calcium that is good for bone formation. You can make a soup from the tomato leaves and drink it also and you can add sugar to taste.
The vitamin C in the tomato leaves can help improve your immunity and can help fight infections. It has laxative effect in the body they are diuretics so by eating them it can help to prevent constipation thus helps in bowel movement.
The tomatine present in tomato leaves can help lower the cholesterol levels and it's friendly to the heart since it is rich potassium which is good for the heart and the general body. So by consuming this vegetables they can help you alot.
Although the tomatine in the tomato leaves contain small amount of toxic alkaloid compounds but they are not harmful to your body so long as you don't eat too much of the leaves. Make sure you eat small amount of the leaves and mix it with any other vegetables.
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