V is for Vine-Ripened Tomatoes + Alkaline Recipes

This is the 22nd installment of our alkaline foods series where we feature a food from A-Z, sharing the benefits of the food along with suggested recipes to try!

V is for Vine-Ripened Tomatoes

Tomatoes are  rich in vitamin C, lycopene, beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Although they are slightly acidic on the vine, they have an alkalizing effect on the body when digested.

Vine-ripened tomatoes promote health in many ways. They:

  • Have anti-cancer properties
  • Promote a healthy immune system
  • Have anti-aging properties
  • May improve eyesight
  • Protect our genetic material against damage and resulting disease
  • Speed the body’s fat-burning capacity
  • Can reduce the risk of heart disease
  • May lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides
  • Prevent clumping of the blood

Tomato recipes to try:

For more alkaline recipes from around the web, visit and follow our Alkaline Diet & Recipes Pinterest board. Stay tuned for the next installment of our alkaline foods series: W is for Watercress.

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