by Lexi Petronis
Green tomatoes are rich in tomatidine (a compound that's obviously perfectly named), which the researchers discovered stimulates growth in human muscle cells--and also helped mice build more muscle and be able to exercise longer.
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The authors say they're not yet sure how many green tomatoes people might need to eat in order to reap the muscle-building benefits. Even so, we know that green tomatoes have lots of other good-for-your-health benefits: One large tomato is about 42 calories, rich in antioxidants, provides half the recommended daily amount of vitamin C for women, as well as 2 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber per serving.
So in the interest of having some variety in your tomato routine, here are some yummy--and healthy--ways toRead More »from This Fruit May Help You Build Muscle (Plus: 5 Yummy Ways to Eat It)