5 Health Benefits of the Beefsteak Tomato

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The delicious beefsteak tomato provides you with these five health benefits.

The giant beefsteak tomato is a delicious addition to any meal or even a hearty meal all on its own. Coming in many colors and varieties, beefsteak tomatoes are full of flavor, and they come packed with natural, healthy compounds that provide many great health benefits for your body!

At Baywater Farms, our organic heirloom beefsteak tomatoes are guaranteed to be tastier and more nutrient dense than your typical local produce. Learn more about what makes our heirloom produce so special here!

BONE HEALTH

Did you know that osteoporosis is considered a major threat to public health? In 2015, more than 3 million women and men had osteoporosis or low bone density in just New York State.

Luckily the solution may be tastier than you expect. Like other tomato varieties, beefsteak tomatoes are loaded with an antioxidant called lycopene. Antioxidants on their own are great for protecting our bodies, and lycopene is a potent one; in lab tests, lycopene was attributed to slowing down and protecting against osteoporosis!

HEART HEALTH

Probably the most vital organ to keep healthy, your heart gets many surprising health benefits from tomatoes! Beefsteak tomatoes are rich in antioxidants and vitamins like lycopene, potassium, and vitamins C, A, and E. 

Lycopene is back because it is not only good for fighting osteoporosis but also reduces low-density cholesterol (LDL) in your arteries – LDL is the bad cholesterol that can cause heart attacks or blood clots. 

The potassium content in beefsteak tomatoes also lowers your blood pressure by absorbing sodium and has the added effect of relaxing your blood vessel walls, reducing the risk of blood clots. Together, these factors mean tomatoes are great at fighting cardiovascular disease and hypertension.

PREVENTATIVE BENEFITS

Beefsteak tomatoes, like other tomatoes, contain cancer-fighting compounds like alpha-tomatine, a glycoalkaloid that has been shown to inhibit the growth of some cancers like prostate, colon, breast, and lung cancer. 

Lycopene plays yet another role as an essential substance in cancer prevention. In studies, lycopene from tomatoes has been shown to inhibit the spread of cancer and tumor cells.

IMMUNITY BENEFITS

Along with fighting against active cancers, the antioxidants in tomatoes have been shown to prevent the development of cancer and other diseases in the first place by neutralizing free radicals. 

Free radicals can be thought of as trash left in your cells over time that your body cannot remove – they can damage your cells and, most importantly, your DNA which may lead to cancer. Because tomatoes, especially an organic heirloom beefsteak tomato, are packed with antioxidants, they are a delicious way to keep your immune system top-notch!

EYESIGHT, SKIN, AND HAIR

Have you ever been told that eating carrots is good for your eyesight? That’s because of beta-carotene. Just like carrots, beefsteak tomatoes are loaded with beta-carotene, which breaks down into vitamin A (also known as Retinol) and is great for reducing the risk of cataracts and improving eyesight.

Beefsteak tomatoes can benefit your hair and skin, thanks once again to their high lycopene content. Lycopene can help prevent skin damage from the sun, and in men, it has been shown in lab tests to reduce hair loss by blocking DHT, an androgen that causes hair loss.

BAYWATER FARMS HAS THE RIGHT PRODUCE FOR YOU

Baywater Farms is a family-owned and operated farm servicing Baltimore, Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware beaches, and the Eastern Shore. We are capable of meeting the demands of your produce distributor, restaurant produce supplier, CSA produce supplier, or wholesale produce supplier while maintaining the integrity and character of a small farm. When you work with Baywater Farms, you work with an experienced, ethical, and local farm dedicated to providing the highest-quality heirloom produce.

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