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.