Tomatoes are the most popular salad ingredients, but they don’t stop there. From decoration to making fresh juices and stews; tomatoes can be found in every meal!
The list of health benefits is endless, here are some of the most important benefits of tomatoes:
Tomatoes are a great source of vitamin A, which helps protect your eyesight. They also contain lycopene and powerful antioxidant properties that can fight against any type of free radicals in the body to prevent serum lipid oxidation!
Tomatoes are a staple in the diet of many people, not only because they taste great but also due to their health benefits for fighting lung cancer. The two compounds present chlorogenic and coumaric acid which fight nitrosamines- produced by your body!
Study after study shows that tomatoes can help you feel fuller longer while boosting digestive system efficiency. Tomatoes are the perfect food for your skin. If you’re not sure what to do with them, just juice one! A study has shown that tomatoes can relieve sunburns due their high vitamin C content and antioxidants.
The rich potassium content makes tomatoes a great option for those with hypertension, kidney disease or chronic fatigue syndrome.
The list in a nutshell is only here to emphasize the great importance of tomatoes, and their phenomenal impact on human health.
What if I told you that overripe tomatoes are the key to a better garden? Well just give them ago!
The only thing you need to do is find some pots, dirt and some tomato slices. It’s easy! Your house will be full of the most delicious fresh produce in no time at all.
Follow these simple steps to get these super beneficial friends in your garden:
First, take four slices of tomatoes. They should be about an inch thick so that the seeds can get a good implant in their new home!
In a large pile of potting soil, arrange the slices so they lie on top.
Push the dirt as deep into each hole as you can, then cover it up with more soil. Make sure that there’s enough on top so your tomato plants have room to grow!
Water thoroughly and regularly.
After a week, expect the first few plants to start sprouting.
In order to make the best of our tomato plants, we should consider moving our strongest seedlings from one pot into a separate container. Remove the week seedlings completely.
At this point, your plants should be ready for transplant. Either move them in the garden, or keep them in the containers.
Everyone will be a pro at planting tomatoes and even those inexperienced in gardening should have no problem with this simple procedure. You can expect fresh, organic produce that is ready for your use without paying the high price in stores!
Here’s a more detailed video that will show you exactly how to do the whole process: