Tomato vegetable --natural alternative to aspirinMay be the solution to those who are sensitive to aspirin

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ask996 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Is this information from a relatively new study? How would the substitution of the tomato product affect the different reasons people take aspirin. Blood thinner, pain, fever reducer, and etc. I usually answer questions, but this topic has me curious for more information, and sense it’s a discussion board, that’s okay right?

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
This is very interesting. However, it seems like you need this patented FruitFlow product and you cannot just eat tomatoes. This is also just for purposes of heart health. You cannot eat a tomato to get rid of your headache, for example!
versatilekamini | Student

Tomatoes and tomato products are rich sources of folate, vitamin C, potassium, and carotenoids and contain vitamin E, vitamin A, flavonoids, and phytosterols, among other components. Professor Asim Dutta-Roy at the Rowett Institute in Aberdeen, investigating the benefits of a Mediterranean diet found that the yellow fluid surrounding the seeds in tomatoes has anti-clotting properties.

Rigorous clinical trials established that the natural gel, patented as "Fruitflow" contains a factor which inhibits platelets in blood from clumping together and forming blood clots in a way similar to aspirin minus the adverse effects.

giorgiana1976 | Student

 Millions of elderly take daily low doses of aspirin  to improve blood circulation. However there are side effects such as stomach bleeding and ulcer formation.A natural ingredient, found in tomato seeds,has no adverse effects.

The gel obtained from these seeds helps the blood from becoming sticky, improving its movement, being promoted as a natural alternative to aspirin. The ingredient was discovered while studying the benefits of the Mediterranean diet.

The gel is already used in a fruit juice product and is expected,in the future, to be added in some dairy beverages. The product is a derivative of the gel found around tomato seeds, and studies have shown that it can prevent blood clots.

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