Heirloom tomatoes

iStock_000016544572_SmallHeirloom tomatoes are very high in antioxidants and a good source of vitamins A, C, B-complex, and Potassium, Iron, and Fiber. Also consumption of fresh tomatoes and tomato extracts have been shown to help lower the bad cholesterol (LDL) ,and triglycerides. In addition, tomato extracts have been shown to help prevent aggregation of platelet cells in the blood – a factor that is especially important in lowering risk of heart problems like atherosclerosis. So go ahead and add heirloom tomatoes to your grocery list, while they’re still in season!
NOTE: Tomatoes are quiet acidic. People who are suffering from ulcers, or those on anti-inflammatory diets, should be mindful when it comes to consuming tomatoes.