Traditionally Used For
- Bladder Problems
- Gall Bladder Problems
- Skin Problems
- Weight Loss
A Good Source Of
- Vitamin C
Vine ripened tomatoes are always best. Buy in season during the summer growing season.
You want to avoid hothouse tomatoes as hothouse tomatoes are usually picked green before shipping. Then, they are gassed to make them red.
Tomatoes are actually a fruit even though most think of them as a vegetable. As a result, tomatoes are best drunk alone.
I personally don't drink tomato juice as I like to combine my vegetables. But for those that like tomato juice, then feel free to juice your tomatoes.
It is important to note that there is a tremendous difference between raw and cooked tomatoes. Cooked tomatoes produce oxalic acid, similar to spinach, and as such can leech the body of minerals such as calcium.
On the other hand, raw tomatoes is said to be cleansing for the body, especially the liver and is said to help stimulate circulation.
Here's a funny story for those that like funny and historical stories like myself!
Tomatoes leaves are actually poisonous. For the longest time, people in North America would not eat tomatoes thinking that if the leaves are poisonous, then so must be the fruit. However, a man traveled to Italy and saw everyone eating tomatoes to his surprise! Shocked with what he saw, he traveled back to North America and began selling crushed tomatoes as an elixir. The belief being that if the leaves are poisonous, but the fruit isn't, then it must help make you healthy. Today, this tomato elixir is known as ketchup.
Chinese Herbal Information
5 Elements: wood,earth
5 Flavors: sour,sweet
Nothing to report.
Cautions & Suggestions:
Traditionally, Chinese herbalists suggest tomatoes are to be eaten first thing in the morning to relieve hypertension and bloodshot eyes.
- Bleeding Gums
- Bloodshot Eyes
- Lack of Appetite
- Promotes Digestion
- Thirst Quencher
Picture of Tomatoes
Photo by Peggy Greb.
Tomatoes — Nutritional Analysis
- Value / 100 g
- Total lipid (fat)
- Carbohydrate, by difference
- Fiber, total dietary
- Calcium, Ca
- Iron, Fe
- Magnesium, Mg
- Phosphorus, P
- Potassium, K
- Sodium, Na
- Zinc, Zn
- Copper, Cu
- Manganese, Mn
- Selenium, Se
- Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
- Pantothenic acid
- Vitamin B-6
- Folate, total
- Folic acid
- Folate, food
- Folate, DFE
- Vitamin B-12
- Vitamin A, IU
- Vitamin A, RAE
- Vitamin E
- Tocopherol, alpha
- Amino Acids
- Aspartic acid
- Glutamic acid
Have you been wanting to do hatha yoga (stretching) but have found it either too difficult or you are not that flexible? If yes, and even if no, watch Jesse do some pure hatha yoga routines.
flow yoga, each pose in pure or traditional hatha yoga is held for a few minutes. While holding the pose, you focus the mind on the stretch. When you focus the mind, that's when you find silence.
Jesse is not flexible — never has been and probably never will be flexible like others. But it doesn't matter. In pure hatha yoga, how flexible you are makes no difference. It's all about loving the pose and focussing the mind on the stretch.
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