Here’s why tomatoes and garlic need to part of your daily diet
Stress, long working hours, disturbed sleep routines and bad eating habits all eventually add up and put your heart at risk. It all starts with the onset of hypertension better known as high BP which, as doctors will tell you, is the mother of all health related issues. Keeping your blood pressure in control is actually easier than popping a pill if you adhere to the right diet. However, if you do suffer from high blood pressure, the good news is that it can be controlled naturally with a simple combination of tomato and garlic. To understand how tomatoes and garlic work to improve heart health and alleviate hypertension, we’ve made this ready reckoner for you.
Benefits of tomatoes
Tomatoes are an excellent source of a vitamins and minerals. This includes Vitamin C, Vitamin K1, Vitamin B9, Potassium, Lycopene, Beta Carotene, Naringenin and Chlorogenic acid. Each one of these ingredients play a vital role in improving your health. Vitamin C and Chlorogenic acid are extremely powerful antioxidants, potassium helps control blood pressure and prevent heart disease as does lycopene. Incidentally, lycopene also helps reduce bad cholesterol in the body (LDL) which is essential to promoting heart health. In addition to all these benefits, the Vitamin B9 found in tomatoes improves cell functioning and promotes natural tissue growth, while beta carotene gets converted to Vitamin A in your body.
Benefits of garlic
Garlic offers a number of medicinal properties and is widely accepted by doctors and scientists as an excellent source of allicin, a compound that is linked to lowering high blood pressure. Having said that, garlic actually doesn’t contain any allicin as a whole clove. Allicin is only produced when the garlic clove is crushed or cut as it is the result of a quick chemical reaction between the alliinese enzyme and alliin that garlic contains. The alliinese enzyme is actually stored separately in a garlic clove!
When it comes to dried garlic, the whole cloves need to be dried in a manner to preserve the alliin and alliinese enzyme. This is achieved by drying the garlic cloves between 50-70 degrees Celsius. To release the allicin from dried garlic, the dried clove needs to be powdered and put in water that causes the reaction to happen and allows you to benefit from the allicin which is the prime ingredient to tackle high blood pressure naturally.
While most people consume garlic in some form to combat hypertension, it is also an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and manganese. Historically, it has also been used to treat the common cold, improve bone health, lower LDL cholesterol, reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease, and detoxify the body of heavy metals.
An easy way to benefit from tomatoes and garlic
While you can eat tomatoes raw and gain all there is to gain in terms of their nutritional and health benefits, the same cannot be said for garlic. It is a pungent plant that is hard to stomach raw. To make it easier to consume, AYURA ORIGINS offers the goodness of both plants in the form of a healthy natural drink that is made from solar dried tomatoes and hill garlic. All you have to do is add hot water to release the goodness!.