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The tomato fruit is consumed in diverse ways, including raw, as an ingredient in many dishes and sauces, and in drinks. While it is botanically a fruit, it is considered a vegetable for culinary purposes (...), which has caused some confusion. The fruit is rich in lycopene, which may have beneficial health effects.
Tomatoes are allowed from the Cruise phase on PV days (Protein + Vegetable).
The Dukan diet allows tomatoes in various forms:
Tomatoes are a great product to include in your diet, as they are high in plenty of beneficial vitamins and minerals.
Vitamin C - the tomato is one of the richer sources of this vitamin that can boost your immune system, as well as help prevent cancer and heart disease.
Potassium - tomatoes are high in this essential macronutrient that can be critical in preventing a cardiac stroke.
Lycopene - a powerful natural antioxidant, that has been shown to improve skin's resistance to UV rays,a s well as actively fight and prevent cancer.
Tomatoes can be served in a variety of ways: raw (great in salads or as a plain side), cooked or grilled. You can make soup out of them and they can serve as a base for a multitude of sauces. They can be used to make a vegetable smoothie too!
Includes: Tomatoes, Canned Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatos
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