Green Tomato Juice

Green tomatoes are an excellent addition to vegetable juice mixtures. Green tomatoes have many of the same health benefit that red tomatoes have.  Tomato juice is refreshing and healthy, with lots of vitamin C, A, and very low calorie. Tomatoes contain lycopene, a powerful natural antioxidant to fight free radicals in our body.

There are a few differences, though. A medium ripened tomato or one that is green is about 30 calories. It has about 1 to 1.5 grams of protein and 1.3 grams of fat. An excellent choice of good food. The green tomatoes also have about the same amount of beta carotene as a red tomato. Those studying the green tomato found that the chlorophyll that is in the green tomato actually causes the red color from the beta carotene to hide.

Other green tomato benefits include three times the amount of calcium as the red tomato. They also contain slightly more vitamin C than the red tomato. The red tomato, in comparison, has more folate and more potassium than the green tomato.

Green tomato juice can be drank alone or mixed with celery, garlic, lemon, apple, carrot.  Adding green tomato will hide the raw carrot taste.

Due to the concentration of nutrients, especially  lycopene, raw tomato juice may be excellent in cancer treatment that demands low calorie nutrition filled juices.

Low calories to starve the cancer cells that need 10 times the glucose of a normal cell and nutrients to enhance the immune system.

Posted on by Tom Coghill

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2 Responses to Green Tomato Juice

  1. khoyt says:

    What are the amounts of carrots, celery, garlic, lemon, and apple to put with the green tomatoes and how many of them???

    Please advise…and thank you.

    • Tom Coghill says:

      Juicing is not an exact science. It depends on what you have. In general carrots are the most. 10 is good. 2 celery is enough for me. 2 lemons but some like one., Garlic, one clove. 5 if you have no friends. 3 green tomatoes is good. 1 to 3 apples. It is all to taste. At the retreat we have jugs of juice, and guests mix to taste. No one creates the same mixes.

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