Tomatoes are most people’s favorite fruit. Because of their delicious taste, they are amazing choice for a side dish. In addition, they are full of vital nutrients that are extremely important for our health, such as lycopene and vitamin C. Both of them boost our immune system and prevents numerous health conditions.
Lycopene, the rare antioxidant that this fruit contains, is responsible for the vibrant red color of the tomato. It can be also found in guava and carrots. Lycopene reduce the danger of cancer and fights against free radicals. It protects your skin and delays the aging process, as well.
Numerous studies proved the effectiveness of lycopene against prostate cancer. According to experts, it reduces by 50% the risk against prostate cancer. Only 100 gr. of tomatoes provide 5.9 mg. of lycopene.
Moreover, experts claim that the human body needs 30 mg. of lycopene on a daily basis so it can function properly. So, the body gets this amount through tomatoes. But, the lycopene amount varies depending on the tomato type – those bought in the market are not organic tomatoes, so you need to avoid them as much as you can.
For optimal results, grow your own tomatoes in your own home! It’s not hard at all. On the contrary, it’s so simple.
All you need is:
- 1 tomato plant (small)
- Plastic bottles (of 2 liters)
- Coffee filter
- 8 cm. skewer
- Wire (for the bottle)
- Insulating tape
First of all, wash the plastic bottle well. Then, cut the bottom of the bottle, fit it on the top and secure it. Next, make 2 symmetrical holes on bottom part and ensure that the skewer can go through them. To create a dispenser, make approximately 10 holes on the bottom with the screwdriver.
At this moment, take the tomato plant and the coffee filter and make a hole in the latter. Then, toil the plant through the coffee filter and wrap it around the plant. Cover the soil of the rhizome.
Through the opening of the bottle, toil the plant very carefully, and then use the toothpick to raise the plant. Next, turn the bottle upside down and put the soil in it. But, leave a little bit of space for the water dispenser. Next, put the skewer in the previously made holes and put a wire on them so you can hang the plant.
At the end, pour the water in the dispenser. If you want to protect the plant’s roots, cover the bottle with the tape. Keep it on a sunny spot.