Five Surprising Health Benefits Tomato Ketchup Has To Offer It's A Sauce For A Cause!

Did you know that Ketchup or catsup, is a table sauce?

From tradition times the recipes featured ketchups made from egg whites, mushrooms, oysters, mussels, walnuts, or other foods,but nowadays the unmodified term usually refers to tomato ketchup.

Ketchup has sweet and tangy sauce, 

It is typically made from tomatoes, assorted seasonings, sweetener, vinegar and spices.

Different seasonings vary by recipe, but commonly include onions, allspice, cloves, cinnamon, garlic, and sometimes celery.

Roy Hodgson allows ketchup back into the diets of England’s footballers ahead of the World Cup, and they look forward at the surprising health benefits of the red sauce.

After years out in the cold under Fabio Capello, ketchup has finally been re-admitted into the England squad’s diet ahead of the World Cup.

Capello once said to be unimpressed by the high salt and sugar content of the sauce favouring a Mediterranean diet for the squad  his successor says ketchup will not do his players any harm as they train in Florida before heading to Brazil. HP sauce and butter are also back on the menu.

But more than not causing any harm, a bit of ketchup could even do the players some good reported health benefits.

We listed below the 5 Surprising Health Benefits Of Tomato Ketchup:

1. It cuts cholesterol
- Tests carried out by Finnish scientists found that ketchup could cut low-density lipoprotein, also known as 'bad cholesterol’. Volunteers in the 2007 study, who added ketchup to their three daily meals, saw their total cholesterol levels drop by 6% over 6 weeks and their low-density lipoprotein levels drop by 13 per cent.

2. It improves your eyesight
- As well as being high in vitamin C and low in fat, ketchup contains vitamin A, which is key for a healthy immune system and, perhaps crucially, good vision. Joe Hart take note.

3. It increases sperm count
- Lycopene, which gives tomatoes their red colour, could also boost male fertility, a study published earlier this year found.Researchers found the antioxidant could increase sperm count by up to 70%, increase swimming speed and reduce the number of abnormal sperm.

4. It makes actually healthy food bearable to eat
- Let’s be honest here - despite the health benefits above, ketchup is also packed with sugar and salt, so it's possibly not the best thing for a serious health kick. Tomato growers have also argued that people would need to eat a whole bottle of the sauce a day to see many of these benefits.

5. It reduces risk of prostate cancer
- Eating tomato sauce 2 or more times a week reduces a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer by around 20%, according to a 2002 American study of 47 thousand men. Earlier research suggested it was lycopene, an antioxidant found in tomatoes, which cut the cancer risk.

However, taste of almost anything, England footballers who’ve never quite got accustomed to the Capello diet could use it to ease down all those virtuous Mediterranean vegetables.

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Source: Telegraph
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