What is tomato juice good for

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Tomatoes contain many different vitamins, including A, B1, B2, B6, C, and E as well as folic acid, malic acid, citric acid, bioflavanoids, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus. Thus it is used as a natural remedy for many problems and acts as a great tonic to fight many illnesses. The antimicrobial, diuretic and anti-scorbutic properties of fresh tomato juice help combat scurvy. Tomato juice also improves digestion and helps provide relief in constipation, diarrhea, excessive formation of gas and burning sensation in the stomach. Being a rich source of Vitamin A, tomato juice is also an excellent preventive measure against short-sightedness, blindness and other diseases of the eye caused due to deficiency of vitamin A. Since the carbohydrate content of tomatoes is very low, a glass of tomato juice consumed daily has proven to be beneficial for diabetic patients as well as those who want to lose weight.

Fresh tomato juice is also known to provide relief against the symptoms of joint-related problems such as gout, arthritis and rheumatism. Apart from consumption of 2-3 glasses of juice daily, one can also apply a home-made balm made by heating a mixture of tomato juice and sesame oil over the painful joints. A glass of fresh tomato juice with a dash of honey and a pinch of cardamom powder helps to combat respiratory disorders, reduces congestion and improves the body's resistance, reducing possibilities of relapse.

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