Herpes Tomato Pastries with Onions

Tomatoes Are Rich in Benefits

Tomatoes are a versatile food. You can eat them raw and add them to salads, sandwiches, or various dishes. Their high acid content makes them an ideal food for canning. Moreover, tomatoes have many benefits, such as reducing the risk of heart diseases and cancer, aiding in weight loss, and supporting skin health.

Keep reading and learn about the benefits that tomatoes can provide for patients with herpes (HSV) and how to prepare tomato pastries with onions.

Herpes Tomato Pastries with Onions

Meal type: breakfast.

Servings: 3 – 4 people.

Preparation time: 8 minutes.

Cooking time: 15 minutes.

To Prepare the Dish, You Need

  • 5 potato bread.
  • 5 tomatoes.
  • 1 medium onion.
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt.
  • Black pepper.
  • Lemon juice.
  • 2 tablespoons sumac.
  • Olive oil.
  • Little water.

Follow These Steps

  1. Heat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Open the potato loaf into two halves and put it on an oven tray.
  3. Chop the onion, add a little salt to it, then squeeze it and drain the water.
  4. Chop the tomatoes, then add onions, lemon juice, salt, pepper, sumac, olive oil, and a little water.
  5. Add the mixture to the bread.
  6. Put the tray in the oven for 15 minutes. Then serve hot with chopped dill or parsley.

The Available Nutrients

A medium tomato contains about 22 calories, 0 grams of fat, 5 grams of carbohydrates, and 1 gram of dietary fiber. It also provides 40% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C and 2% of iron. Additionally, it contains alpha-tocopherol, vitamin E, vitamin B6, folate, magnesium, phosphorous, copper, potassium, and several beneficial types of vitamin A, including lutein, zeaxanthin, and lycopene.

Antioxidants and Inflammation

Tomatoes are rich in antioxidant components, such as carotenoids, especially lycopene, ascorbic acid, and phenolic compounds. These antioxidants help neutralize the excess of free radicals, which boost immunity and support skin health.

Furthermore, lycopene has anti-inflammatory properties that enhance the cells’ response to various inflammatory processes in the body.

Tomatoes and Herpes

Tomatoes can benefit patients with HSV in several ways. This vegetable is rich in vitamin C, which protects and increases the number of white blood cells. The lycopene also helps boost white blood cell functions; therefore, enhance the immune system functions. Supporting immunity is essential to suppress HSV and reduce its symptoms.

Moreover, free radicals can destroy epidermal cells. The available antioxidants, such as lycopene and vitamin C, can help fight free radicals and support and nourish the skin. Since HSV causes skin sores and blisters, eating tomatoes helps speed up the healing process.

Furthermore, mental disorders are among the triggers for HSV symptoms. Therefore, it is advisable to maintain stable mental health. A diet rich in tomatoes is beneficial because it helps prevent depression symptoms.

In addition, tomatoes contain a lysine to arginine ratio suitable for patients with HSV. High levels of arginine increase the frequency of HSV symptoms, while lysine helps suppress the virus.

Tip:
  • Take precautions needed and prefer to avoid sexual intercourse in case of sores. Also, wash hands well if directly contacted with the sores.
  • Avoid allergenic foods that might weaken the immune system such as corn, wheat, milk, dairy, pistachios, preservatives, and food dyes.

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