Why You Should Be Eating Tomatoes for Gut Health + Tomato Salad

Tomatoes are Michigan’s summer fruit and our Fam eats a lot of them! 

As new gut health research evolves they’re finding more benefits in plant sources. The fiber in tomatoes promotes the growth of good bacteria and discourages harmful bacteria such as C. difficile, according to Canada’s GI Society. (1) Tomatoes are also an outstanding source of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant protecting cells from aging (Hello, nature’s natural anti-aging cream!)

A healthy gut can help you lose weight and much more. If you’re struggling to lose a pound because you are suffering from gut dysbiosis, an imbalance in healthy vs bad gut bacteria, you may want to boost probiotic activity with tomatoes. 

Signs of poor gut health include the inability to lose stubborn weight, constipation, and diarrhea. 

During the summer months take advantage of tomatoes because they are vibrant in color and bursting with flavor! 

Here’s a simple Summer Tomato Salad to dig into this week.

Ps: if you can’t find daikon radish swap in regular radish or watermelon radish.


  • 5 cups sliced local grown organic tomatoes (approx. 6 medium tomatoes) 
  • 1 cup green onions (scallions), sliced thin 
  • 1 cup daikon (or other radish), julienned (cut into matchstick-sized pieces) 1 yellow bell pepper, julienned (cut into matchstick-sized pieces) 
  • 6 Tbsp. Creamy Raspberry Vinaigrette, recipe below

Creamy Raspberry Vinaigrette recipe

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt) 
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper 
  • 1½ tsp. Raspberries, mashed
  • 1 Tbsp. lactose free or plain Greek yogurt


  1. Combine tomatoes, green onions, daikon, and bell pepper in a medium bowl; toss gently to blend.
  2. Drizzle with Creamy Raspberry Vinaigrette; toss gently to blend. Enjoy!

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; whisk until emulsified.


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