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7 fabulous health benefits of tomatillos

This plant belongs to the Solanaceae family, which also includes others such as eggplant, potato, tomato and chile. It is originally from M...

This plant belongs to the Solanaceae family, which also includes others such as eggplant, potato, tomato and chile.

It is originally from Mexico, where  it is known as green tomato.

It is bushy and grows at about a meter. In addition they produce flowers and fruits that only last until the season of the frozen climate arrives.

They consist of a round fruit that measures about 1 or 2 inches (between 2.5 and 5 cm), the fruit grows wrapped in thin leaves that look like paper.

When mature they have a smooth, sticky appearance, with a yellowish green tone.

 

Properties of tomatillos

Among its main characteristics are:

  • Its rich in antioxidants
  • High amount of vitamin C
  • High phosphorus content
  • It has calcium, salts, minerals and iron
  • Anti-cancer properties
  • It is a source of dietary fiber, as well as containing vitamins (niacin) and minerals (potassium and manganese)

Below we explain more specifically its benefits.

Improves digestion

7 fabulous health benefits of tomatillos

Like most vegetables, tomatillo provides a high level of dietary fiber.

This supports the function of the digestive system and allows the body to assimilate the fats much better.

Thus, it improves intestinal transit and eliminates constipation , gas and bloating.

All this without counting that fiber regulates the release of carbohydrates in the bloodstream, so it  lowers blood sugar levels.

This is particularly useful for people with diabetes and need to control glucose.

Prevents cancer

Tomatillos contain antioxidant phytochemicals such as ixocarpalactone A that  has been studied for its antibacterial and anticancer functions.

Antioxidants, on the other hand fight the effects of free radicals

Meanwhile its contribution of vitamins A, C and flavonoids also help in terms of lung or oral cancer .

Strengthens the immune system

7 fabulous health benefits of tomatillos

As we have already mentioned, tomatillos contain high amount of vitamin C that helps to stimulate the immune system.

This accelerates the production of red blood cells, which is the main defense used by the body to protect against foreign agents and pathogens.

In addition, it also increases the segregation of collagen, which is responsible for maintaining the skin, cells and tissues that make up the organs and blood vessels in good condition, so there is also a better metabolic function.

Improves vision

The contribution of vitamins and the amount of beta-carotene, which is also a derivative of vitamin A, works as an antioxidant.

Thus, it prevents macular degeneration, the appearance of cataracts and reduces the symptoms of any other eye disease.

Accelerates weight loss

7 fabulous health benefits of tomatillos

Do you want to lose those extra pounds? Then the tomatillo can not be missing in your pantry.

In addition to providing nutrients and fiber, it is also low in calories and contains few fats. It therefore  facilitates the elimination of bad fats and creates a satiety effect.

Tomatidine is responsible for making the muscle cells develop stronger, toned and fat free.

Increases energy

Thanks to its contribution of niacin the tomatillo helps us to decompose food and complex molecules into energy reserves.

By ingesting green tomatillo during the enzymatic process, niacin has a stronger than regular boost, therefore, the body has more energy.

Cardiac health

7 fabulous health benefits of tomatillos

Among the components of tomatillo is potassium, which has similar characteristics to sodium when we talk about the cardiovascular system.

Potassium is a vasodilator , so it is responsible for:

  • Relaxing blood vessels
  • Promote circulation
  • Reduce tension
  • Improve oxygenation in the body

If to these functions we add the potent fiber content, then the bad cholesterol levels will be less. In this way we will avoid the appearance of diseases like atherosclerosis, heart attacks or strokes.

Do not drop the shell!

The green tomatillo shell has been used for medicinal remedies like infusion since times ago. Among its benefits we find:

  • Eliminates dandruff
  • Fight baldness
  • Reduces ear pain
  • Relieves discomfort in the stomach
  • It is effective for respiratory problems
  • Lower Blood Pressure Levels

Well, ready to consume tomatillos?

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