Posted on 21 September 2007 by tomatocasual

Why You Should Drink Tomato Juice – Part 1

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Why You Should Drink Tomato Juice

By Michelle Fabio

Maybe you’ve tried a certain bottled tomato juice and have been turned off for life–or maybe you just love that pre-prepared goodness.

Either way, you should be drinking tomato juice, which you can easily make at home, and here’s why:

Tomato juice has been the subject of a few recent studies, and all have concluded that drinking this squeezed fruit is beneficial for your health.

Italian researchers found that tomato juice can reduce inflammation, linked to cardiovascular disease and hardening of artery walls, by over 30%.

Related to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, scientists in Australia found a reduction in platelet clumping, which leads to blood clotting associated with heart attacks and/or strokes, in Type 2 Diabetes patients.

In a study on lung disease, Japanese researchers working with mice replaced the water supply of some of the animals with 50% tomato juice. All were exposed to tobacco smoke, but those who drank tomato juice didn’t develop even a trace of emphysema, a chronic, obstructive, often deadly lung disease.

So now that you know why you should drink tomato juice, in Part II of this series, you will learn how to squeeze your own fresh at home.

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9 Responses to “Why You Should Drink Tomato Juice – Part 1”

  1. tomatocasual Anthony Says:

    Alright, you’ve got my attention. Lets get to the squeezing part. :)

    I’m a big fan of carrot juice and try to make it in my juicer a few times a week but never thought about making my own tomato juice. Looking forward to Part 2.

  2. tomatocasual davidinmanhattan Says:

    Funny coincidence: I was feeling rather poorly this week, and realized the last time an actual vegetable passed my lips was… well, anyway, at the market I bought a big jug of tomato juice (the low sodium kind) and I’m feeling much better. Well, I drank it and I’m feeling much better. I don’t think the actual buying of it had anything to do with my feeling better.

    Maybe you can tell us how to make it taste good?

  3. tomatocasual Tomato Casual »  How to Make Your Own Tomato Juice - Part 2 Says:

    […] Part I, you read about the health benefits of drinking tomato juice, and now you\’re going to learn how to […]

  4. tomatocasual michelle Says:

    Anthony and David, glad you enjoyed the first part–and I hope you’ve seen that Part II is now posted.

    Tomato juice *can* be tasty depending on what you add to it; I personally don’t like to add too much, but you’ll see a lot of options in Part II of this article to get you going with some ideas.

    Thanks for commenting!

  5. tomatocasual fridah Says:

    Hi!the tomato juice is a wonder drink,as i am a witness.i do drink oftenly and my skin is just glowy!when i do not feel like taking it alone.i do blend it together with very ripe mangoes for a tasty refreshing smooothy!

  6. tomatocasual michelle Says:

    Sounds great fridah!

  7. tomatocasual David Says:

    I simply use tomato sauce, water and a little salt. It’s alot less expensive than buying the juice.

  8. tomatocasual Fuschia Says:

    Yeah i drank like a gallon of tomato juice today..idk if it was a good idea. but gosh it was awesome!

  9. tomatocasual Bri Girl Says:

    I also think that drinkning tomato juice or at least including tinned tomatoes in the diet helps with weight loss – I am not kidding – a very overweight friend mine recommended this to me after she had tinned tomatoes for lunch every day and the weight just droped off her. I tried it after my 2nd pregnancy – was also watching the calories within my usual diet too – and the weight did indeed drop off me!!!!! It was unreal. I believe the weight loss was faster than if I had just been watching calories with the other foods alone. Obviously I can not swear that it was the tomotoes but I did find an article online once that said there was some research done to indicate they could help weight loss – something to do with metabolic rate/fat burning!?!?! I forget now…!!! Anyway I tried it and it worked…..I am now trying it again after my 3rd pregnancy!!!…so will let you know!!

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