Tomatoes in pretty much any form decrease the risk of plaque formation in your blood vessels and have a positive effect on blood pressure. One study treated hypertensive patients with tomato extract for eight weeks, and found their blood pressure dropped significantly—without drugs of any kind. Next time you dig into a fresh caprese salad, a bowl of tomato soup or a veggie dog with ketchup, think of how you’re helping your heart.

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