1. Tomatoes can decrease your risk of bladder, lung, prostate, skin, and stomach cancers
Tomatoes are often considered a vegetable, though in actuality they are a citrus fruit. Tomatoes are an incredibly versatile food. They are delicious eaten raw, in salads or on sandwiches, and take on a wonderful sweetness when cooked. Their high acid content makes them a perfect food for canning. Tomatoes are such an important part of the diet today that it’s hard to believe that they were once considered toxic. .
One medium whole tomato contains around 22 calories, 0 grams of fat, 5 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 1 gram of protein and 6 milligrams of sodium. It also provides 40 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, 20 percept of the RDA of vitamin A, 2percent of the RDA of iron, and 1 percent of the RDA of calcium. Here are some of the health benefits of tomatoes.
Tomatoes contain a lot of lycopene especially the red tomatoes;
Studies show that a diet rich in lycopene can decrease your risk of bladder, lung, prostate, skin, and stomach cancers, as well as reduce the risk of coronary artery disease.
About eight red cherry tomatoes or a glass of tomato juice a day will do.
2. Corn helps in the management of type 2 diabetes
Corn contains low glycaemic carbohydrates, they increase the blood sugar when eaten, very slowly; this is very good in the management of diabetes mellitus. Therefore a diabetic could eat it as cereal or as a snack from the cob. Besides , corn has just 86Kcals of energy per 100grams, most other grains have more,
3. Bronchopneumonia can be prevented by vaccination
Bronchopneumonia can be prevented in the following ways:
a. Vaccinations: Vaccination against pneumonia is available and is effective for five years. It is recommended for children under five years, the elderly over 65 years and individuals who are at increased risk for developing bronchopneumonia such as those with chronic diseases, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes mellitus, reduced resistance against diseases, sickle cell disease and many others; This has been shown to reduce the number of sickness and death from pneumonia.
In December 2014, the Federal Government of Nigeria introduced Pneumonia Vaccine into the routine National Immunisation Programme.
Children are to receive three vaccinations at 2 months of age, 4 months and 12 months.
Adults over the age of 65 years are to receive one pneumonia vaccination only.
This vaccine is also suggested for children who are between the ages of 2 and 5 who are at risk for developing pneumococcal disease or children who attend a childcare facility.
4. Possible complications of tooth decay include infection of the heart.
Tooth decay can cause infections of the heart and blood vessels; it can also cause tooth loss.
As said earlier, bacteria normally present in the mouth break down sugars to form acids which eat up the “white” of the teeth and gums causing cavities. The bacteria also work on the sugar in the mouth to form thick substances (plaques) that stick to the teeth. These plaques in turn aid the activities of the bacteria to create more cavities. Some of these bacteria can find their way into the blood stream and cause infections in the heart and the blood vessels.
5. Brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice daily can prevent tooth decay.
Dentists recommend that you brush your teeth twice daily. Brushing removes food debri and oils from the mouth and teeth. If food particles are left in the mouth, the growth of bacteria is encouraged.
Preferably, brush after each meal and especially before going to bed. Do not brush vigorously as this could affect your gum.
6. Love relationship can cause stress
Love relationship could be very stressful especially if one of the parties is doing the loving and the other is less bothered. It could also be stressful if the emotional demands get too much, for example, a party may demand too much attention by frequent phone calls or /and visits, feel insecured, too controlling, wants to know about every movement of the spouse, cases of suspicion of cheating, religious inhibitions and family complications.