Eating tomatoes and tomato based products can help keep you healthy and decrease your risk of cancer, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease according to the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
Tomatoes are one of the most popular fruits in the UK. Commonly eaten in salads, vegetable medleys, grilled/roasted and in soups or sauces, it is easy to regularly include them in your diet. Tomatoes are the greatest source of dietary lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that unlike nutrients in most fresh fruit and vegetables has even greater bioavailability after cooking and processing. Processed tomatoes or tomatoes cooked in oil are the best sources of lycopene as the processing actually helps to release lycopene from the cells of the tomato.
As the majority of lycopene comes from tomatoes, those who do not eat them may not be able to reap the full benefits of this antioxidant. Health Aid Lycopene is a supplement which can be taken daily to improve health, boost immunity, maintain cardiovascular health and even boost fertility!
Freeman BB, Reimers K, Tomato Consumption and Health: Emerging Benefits, American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 2010, DOI: 10.1177.