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7) Tomatoes

One medium tomato about 123 grams contains 22 calories, 0.3 grams of fat, 4.8 grams of carbohydrates, 1.1 grams of protein.

Tomatoes which are generally treated as vegetables are in fact fruits, they come in all sorts of sizes and colors, including green, yellow, orange with different tastes and antioxidants in them but the  most commonly used ones are red tomatoes with the wonderful juicy sweet to sour taste, which are full of the antioxidant lycopene, a carotenoid found in the skin of tomatoes that has wonderful anti-aging properties that protect your cells, especially skin cells from free radical damage, even protecting you from some types of cancers like prostate and lung cancers, lycopene also protects your blood vessels by making them elastic and decreasing the risk of blood clotting.

Tomatoes are 90% water, they are also great sources of vitamins and minerals, they are packed with vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin K which are essential for immunity and blood health along with folate which is important for DNA synthesis and potassium that helps lower your blood pressure.

You can munch on some cherry tomatoes as a healthy snack, you can make wonderful Mediterranean summery salads with tomatoes and some olive oil, you can use tomato products like juices, ketchup, and sauces which actually have a higher content of antioxidants in them.