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If you like juice, tomato juice is a good choice.

Posted by on 12:34 pm Health, Weight loss, Women, Womens health | 0 comments

I don’t usually recommend fruit juice because it is too sweet. Research has however documented that tomato juice provides several health benefits (Ghavipour M, et al. 2012).

The reviewed research investigated the association between tomato juice and the reduction of inflammation in overweight or obese women since an increased level of body fat leads to an increase in inflammatory mediators. The women consumed 330 ml of tomato juice per day for 20 days and were compared with a placebo group. Several inflammatory markers were tested at the beginning of the study and after 20 days.

The results showed that the inflammatory markers Il-8 and TNF-alpha decreased significantly in the group that drank the tomato juice when compared to the control group for the overweight women. In the group of obese women, the inflammatory marker Ii-6 was reduced.

So, if you drink juice, use tomato juice instead of fruit juice.

 

 

 

Ghavipour M, Saedisomeolia A, Djalali M, Sotoudeh G, Eshraghyan MR, Malekshahi Moghadam A, Wood LG. Tomato juice consumption reduces systemic inflammation in overweight and obese females. Br J Nutr. 2013 Jun;109(11):2031-5. doi: 10.1017/S0007114512004278. Epub 2012 Oct 15.