Eat– for Good Health

Colorful heirloom tomatoes are abundant at our farmers markets and often appear in supermarkets.  Don’t you love nature’s imperfections?  Heirloom tomatoes come from seed saving.

heirloom-tomatoes

Tomatoes are nutrition powerhouses, rich in Vitamin C, A, and the carotenoids beta-carotene and lycopene.   These antioxidants are believed to lesson the risk of vision loss due to macular degeneration.  They also fight cancer and heart disease.  Fiver in tomatoes helps lower high blood cholesterol levels and helps keep blood glucose levels from getting too high.   For a fresh idea on how to use them, try combining them into a pasta salad.  Whole grain pasta penne adds fiber, and steamed broccoli florets, asparagus, green beans, and shaved Parmesan or Romano cheese is good with light balsamic dressing.

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2 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Kathleen, their imperfections are wonderful and interesting. Their skins are prone to cracking and lack disease resistance.

  2. Kathleen Rowland

    So true, but the heirlooms are just as healthy. I love the idea of seed saving. I did that once with marigolds. The next generation seeds went back to wild marigolds.

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