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Eat more RED food, especially Tomatoes! October 12, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mr. V @ 8:29 am

story.Tomatoes.jpg        Rich and red,  tomatoes may help cut your cancer risk

                     

Scientists are finding evidence that the red-pigmented antioxidant lycopene found in many fruits and vegetables, especially tomatoes, may play a substantial role in reducing the risk for cancer and heart disease.

Lycopene, a powerful antioxidant, has the ability to prevent and repair cell damage.  It has also been proven to help prevent high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, and macular degeneration, which can lead to blindness.

Some examples of foods high in lycopene are canned tomatoes, raw tomatoes, ketchup, pasta sauce, pizza sauce, watermelons, and grapefruit.