Tip: Tomatoes and Lycopene

Tomatoes are high in antioxidants, which means they fight against disease.

Tomato and LycopeneTomatoes are high in antioxidants, which means they fight against disease.  Lycopene, the phytonutrient that gives tomatoes their red color, belongs to the family of carotenoids that have heart-healthy and cancer-preventing properties as well as preventive for strokes and blood clots since it’s reported to lessen the stickiness of blood cells.

Call to Action:

Keep in mind lycopene equates to longevity!

Tomato is one of the few foods that actually release more nutrients when cooked, especially lycopene.  Also, combine with a bit of healthy oil to increase the intestinal absorption of the lycopene.

Note: Watermelon (coming into season very soon!) and pink grapefruit are other rich sources of lycopene.

To your wellness,

Lynn
Source: Prime-Time Health by Williams Sears, MD

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *