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I'm curious.<br><br><br><br>
Why they might be bad:<br><br><br><br>
Highly acidic - If you buy into the acid/alkaline theory then you'd want to avoid them because they are very acidic.<br><br><br><br>
Inflammatory - Are tomatoes inflammatory? I've read some things that say they are.<br><br><br><br>
Why they might be good:<br><br><br><br>
Lycopene - Have heard a host of good things about lycopene. And apparently the best way to get it is through cooked tomato products?<br><br><br><br>
Water-rich foods - Water-rich foods (veggies) are good no? Tomatoes are a water-rich food.<br><br><br><br>
Please feel free to weigh in here in favor or against Mr. Tomato. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<span style="color:#008000;">I don't know if they are good or bad but I know that I am madly in love with them and eat them every chance I get.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Tomatoes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smitten.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smitten:"></span>
 

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Add another to the ranks of tomato addict. I love them, love them, LOVE THEM. I think that if I could, I would survive solely on tomatoes. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"><br><br><br><br>
We should get a dancing tomato smiley!
 

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My grandparents were Italian, always ate tomatoes and both lived to their 90s. I absolutely *love* tomatoes, it's one of my favorite foods. And agree I with nookle. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Yeesh, they got banned fast. I love tomatoes, I eat them all the time. Imagine how different out diets would be if there were no New World foods included at all?
 

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How could tomatoes be bad? Really!<br><br><br><br>
mmmmmmm <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>nookle</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Eh? Explain more....</div>
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Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash (including pumpkin), cucumbers, melons (including watermelon), mangoes, corn, and so much more is all "New World" food. New World meaning North and South America.
 

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Yes they are very good for you!<br><br><br><br>
Check it:<br><br><a href="http://www.lycopene.org/" target="_blank">http://www.lycopene.org/</a>
 

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Tomatoes are rich in lycopene (cancer-fighting), vitamin C and vitamin A. They are acidic, but unless you're eating tons of acidic foods and nothing to counter the acid, that shouldn't be a problem for the majority of people. I've never read or heard anything about them being inflamatory.
 

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I'll be the dissenting voice: although I understand tomatoes are rich in nutrients, they are far too acidic for me. It'll probably be ok if I just have one raw tomato in a salad, but a tomato sauce will make me suffer. Then again, I'm very sensitive and will have an immediate reaction to any offending foodstuff or additive. Nobody else I know has ever had a problem with tomatoes (well, except from a girl allergic to them, but that's different).<br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>eggplant</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
They are acidic, but unless you're eating tons of acidic foods and nothing to counter the acid, that shouldn't be a problem for the majority of people</div>
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I guess I'm in the minority then.
 
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