How to Lose 10 Pounds with Tomatoes?


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Do you want to lose 10 pounds within 3 weeks in a healthy way? It is a very popular diet method in Japan, which is The Night Tomato Diet. Firstly, aren’t we supposed to skip our dinner if we are on a diet, but why do we have tomatoes instead? Secondly, what exactly tomatoes do to our health? What are the nutritions inside these little red plants? And lastly, is there a maximum consumption? Will there be side effects and risk towards our body if we have them too much? Well, keep on reading then you would find your answers.

1. Why Night Tomato Diet?

When on a diet, it is recommended skip dinner. However, to maintain your body metabolism system, it is better to replace with a healthy meal than having none, such as having fruits and veggie salad, also plain tofu would do! However, another effective diet method had been found, which is Night Tomato Diet.

According to sources, tomatoes contain a substance that is said to be able to activate DNA associated with the burning of fat in your body namely (13-oxo-ODA) a special type of unsaturated fatty acid. The substance is said to help decrease the amount of neutral fat in your body and prevent metabolic syndrome from setting in.

Research shows that within 4 weeks of experiment, which showed dramatic changes in blood sugar, neutral fat, rectum temperature that indicate an increase in fat burning abilities after consumption, and the amount of 13-oxo-ODA given to the mice in people terms makes up about a small glass (200ml) of tomato juice each meal.

Therefore, if you drink 3 glasses of tomato juice a day your body has all the 13-oxo-ODA it needs to promote steady fat burning without exercise. What? A steady fat burning without exercise, why not?

Tomatoes vitamins and minerals could also encourage healthy excretion of growth hormones in your body, and since they are only released while you are asleep, this is exactly the reason why you want to eat tomatoes before going to bed at night.

2. What are the nutritions in Tomatoes?

Outstanding antioxidant content, especially lycopene. Many reported that after 3-6 months of tomatoes consumption, they have fairer and smoother skin, and it is due lycopene. Lycopene could help promoting Melanin, an antioxidant which is connected to antiaging.

Tomatoes consist of vitamin C, biotin, molybdenum, and vitamin K. They are also a very good source of copper, potassium, manganese, dietary fiber, vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), vitamin B6, folate, niacin, vitamin E, and phosphorus.

3. What if you have them too much

Nothing is good when it is too much, and believe me, so do tomatoes. Generally, tomatoes are safe to eat, but they can also cause dietary complications for some people. Since they are naturally high in acid, tomatoes can cause heartburn for those with gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD.

According to source, people with a food intolerance to tomatoes may have difficulty digesting large quantities of tomato, and canned tomatoes can contain a lot of sodium, which may also cause health complications.

Lycopendodermia also happens when you consume an excessive amount of red foods like beets, tomatoes, chili beans and other fruits and berries. You will suffer from a reddish discoloration of your skin. Some people report seeing this after drinking large amounts of concentrated tomato juice.

Intake of Lycopene may result in lowered blood pressure as well. Caution is advised if you are already taking medicines to lower your blood pressure. So it is advisable to add less salt to your other dishes if you intake plenty of tomatoes, because by just consuming tomatoes, you are already intake a certain amount of sodium.

You could try to homegrown tomatoes in your home, as they are easy to plant. My homegrown tomatoes grew by accident, I usually throw all the juice leftover in the yard, as a natural fertilizer. But who would have thought my tomatoes leftover grow up and bear me these cherry tomatoes! They grow more and more these days, so why don’t you try homegrown it? It’s safer for both health and money.

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Severe back pain, hardly moved neck lasted for years, it might be Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Many of you would have thought it probably just because of high cholesterols, or wrong sleeping position. It possibly be true, but it might also be something else. My fiancé suffers from a severe back pain and losing its neck flexibility of moving left and right. These symptoms happened for a couple of weeks and he decided to see a therapist.
He felt better every time therapy ends, but soon the pain came back again, and the pain had occurred for almost two years. One day I urged him to see a real doctor, an orthopedic, and so he followed my instruction. After a full body and medical checkup and MRI, doctor said that his back pain occurred because of inflammation. The inflammation was due to an excess protein produced in between bones, which then causes the bones to fuse time by time. The fusion affects patient flexibility to move, as well as pain in a long term.
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The excess protein produced was due to internal factor, which is the gene, HLA-B. This gene was mostly found in Caucasians, but only those with an active HLA-B will get Ankylosing Spondylits. This disease only occurs to man and do no harm to woman. The worst part of having this disease is it can be treated, but not be cured. Doctors said that this disease is inherited, but my fiancé parents had insisted that nobody in their families had ever had this disease.
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Personally, I denied calling it a disease, but I prefer to call it as an abnormality. A well-known Taiwan celebrity also has Ankylosing Spondylitis, he is the famous Jay Zhou. Jay said that he needed to take 7 pills each time he was in pain. If you happen to be an Ankylosingers, please do not feel embarrassed to it, because you are not alone.
Research has found that Biologics could help in fighting the inflammation, as well as slowing the fusion, however, the treatment is more expensive.
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Affordable NSAIDS drug, such as Voltaren and Arcoxia can be consumed if you are in a severe pain. It stops the pain, but it does not cure the fusion. However, using this drug in a long run could cause damage and side effect to your health and kidney. So, the only solution is to endure the pain and use the drug only when you really need it.
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We went to well-known orthopedic in Johor, rheumatologist in Singapore, but all of them said the same thing, which is to exercise and stay healthy. The best exercise for Ankylosingers is swimming. It enables us to move our whole body, movement reduces stiffness, and so it could reduce the pain and slower the fusion of the bones.
If you stay in Jakarta, Indonesia, I would recommend you to Prof. Dr. Harry Isbagio, you could click here for more information about the doctors. Please do not see Chiropractic without your doctor’s approval. My fiance went to see a chiropractic last week, he felt better after the therapy, but it hurt him much more tomorrow afterwards. Mistreatment might lead to severity, such as bone breaking, and many more. So I suggest you to please have your own personal rheumatologist and consult only to him, because nobody would know your body better than yourself and your personal doctor.

This writing is made so that you Ankylosingers do not feel alone, and I sincerely hope somehow it can be a help for you.