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Maximising the Health Benefits of Tomatoes: Tips for Avoiding Glucose Spikes

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Red Tomatoes are grown in most parts of the world. They are used as vegetables, sausages, salads, and soups. etc. They are versatile and highly nutritional. Tomatoes are also low in Glycemic Index and rich in a plethora of vitamins and minerals.

Ways to consume tomatoes for maximum benefit
• It would be better to consume tomatoes whole without peeling the outer layer. This way, you will consume more fibre which will slow the glucose absorption from the fruit.
• You can also add fresh mozzarella cheese slices and make a caprese salad. This changes the GI of the meal resulting in a subdued spike.
• It is advisable not to take it in juice form because this will strip the tomato of its fibre and thus increase the glycemic index, which will cause a blood sugar spike.
• Add a handful of nuts to your plate with the tomatoes for extra nutrition. Nuts are rich in monosaturated fats and fibre, which will dull the spike.

Eating red tomatoes will stabilize your glucose curves. Because of its low glycemic index, it is considered a glucose-friendly fruit. Moreover, tomatoes are rich in folate, vitamins A, C, and other minerals. Tomatoes also contain lycopene, an antioxidant that lowers the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

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