Thursday, January 15, 2009

Nutrition Notes: Tomatoes


Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, lycopene, and vitamin A. Cooking tomatoes and adding a bit of extra virgin olive oil helps to boost the bioavailability of lycopene, a powerful, fat soluble antioxidant. Researchers believe lycopene helps to protect against prostate cancer, cardiovascular disease as well as preventing sunburn and wrinkles.


1 comment:

  1. Aside from the fact that tomatoes have lycopene, this is also a good source of vitamin C which protects our lungs from pollution. Tomatoes are packed with a lot of health benefits.



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