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Add tomatoes to your diet for numerous health benefits

6/18/2015 - If you are a tomato lover, whether you chop them up for a salad, eat them whole as a juicy snack or cook them for a sauce recipe, you can be assured you are boosting your overall health in addition to enjoying their yummy goodness. Studies show that tomatoes fight the formation of free radicals (known...

Tomatoes lower prostate cancer risk by one-fifth

8/31/2014 - In 2014 alone, an estimated 233,000 men will receive a prostate cancer diagnosis, and nearly 30,000 of them will die from the disease. Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer among men worldwide, after lung or bronchial cancer, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Tomato-rich diet may lower cancer risk,study shows

6/14/2014 - Tomatoes -- that acidic fruit which tastes much more like a vegetable -- are very versatile in the kitchen. They can be added to sauces, soups and salads as well as eaten fresh from the vine. In addition to lots of added flavor, using tomatoes infuses foods with bright colors that make dishes as visually...

Eat more tomatoes and slash cancer risk

4/11/2014 - Carotenoids are what cause some fruits and vegetables to have bright colors, such as yellow, orange and red. Lycopene is the carotenoid that gives tomatoes their rich colors and is one of the most popular carotenoids found in the diets of many Americans and Europeans. Many carotenoids enable the body...

How tomatoes help prevent cancer

1/5/2014 - A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of cancer, and numerous studies have suggested that tomatoes in particular have a strong cancer-preventing effect. People whose diets contain more tomatoes have been shown to develop cancers at significantly lower rates,...

Ward off cancer with super-nutrient lycopene: Here's the research

8/28/2013 - Men who like pizza, pasta with red sauce, and lasagna have a new excuse to eat more of those dishes upon discovering that lycopene in tomato sauce promotes prostate health. This news has been around for some time. Recent testing with lycopene from mostly tomato or tomato sauce sources has discovered...

Prevent heart attacks by eating more carrots, sweet potato, and tomatoes

1/9/2013 - A Finnish medical study conducted in the Kuopio region of Finland, the Kuopio Ischaemic* Heart Disease Risk Factor (KIHD), was conducted by the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio and reported in the European Journal of Public Health December of 2012. * (ischaemic - lacking blood) The study took...

Eating tomatoes helps prevent strokes

10/28/2012 - You might just want to slice up a few extra organic tomatoes every day and throw them in your meals for added heart health, based on the findings of a new study published in the journal Neurology. Researchers out of Finland recently discovered that lycopene, a carotenoid antioxidant prominently found...

Eating tomatoes is shown to slash stroke risk in half

10/17/2012 - Stroke continues to rank as the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., permanently disabling and needlessly taking the lives of hundreds of thousands of adults every year. Recent studies have demonstrated that the risk of stroke can be lowered by following simple lifestyle changes including regular...

The Antioxidant Lycopene Is Effective Against Colon Cancer

8/24/2008 - Colorectal cancer is a devastating kind of disease that invades the large intestines of approximately 153,000 people each year. To remedy this cancer, most people undergo painful surgeries and dangerous chemotherapy/radiation regiments to keep the cancer at bay. It is another type of cancer that presents...

Orange colored tomatoes better source of lycopene, study finds

2/12/2007 - New research suggests that the human body absorbs lycopene better from orange-colored tomatoes than from the more popular red varieties. Lycopene is an antioxidant commonly found in tomatoes and other red- or pink-colored foods, including watermelon, papaya, rosehips, and pink grapefruit or guava....

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