Tag Archives: lycopene

Tomatoes Can Protect Against Disease

26 Feb

tomato health benefits

There’s no question – tomatoes are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Tomato health benefits are due to high levels of vitamins and antioxidants, which benefit your health and protect against disease. Nutrients Found in Tomatoes Tomatoes are nutritional powerhouses. They are excellent sources of vitamin C (one tomato makes up one-third of […]

The Many Great Health Benefits of Tomatoes

16 Jun

health benefits of tomatoes

The American Tomato Products Wellness Council has identified hundreds of research studies from all over the world that prove that tomatoes are an important key to good health. The Council, which works towards increasing awareness of the health benefits of tomatoes and tomato products, had, by May 2013, identified more than 400 scientific studies, all […]

Tomatoes Lower Depressive Symptoms

27 Dec

Tomatoes Lower Depressive Symptoms

A team of Chinese and Japanese scientists has discovered that people eating tomatoes regularly are less likely to suffer from depression than those who eat tomatoes less than once a week. The research team led by Kaijun Niu from Tianjin Medical University in China published its findings in the Journal of Affective Disorders recently. They […]

Preserve your Tomatoes

25 Nov

Preserve your Tomatoes

While it is true that canned tomatoes contain much of the goodness of fresh tomatoes, why settle for canned tomatoes when you can preserve your own in times of plenty? Both fresh and canned tomatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C and they are low in calories. They contain lycopene, an […]

7 Powerful Reasons To Eat Tomatoes

14 Feb

Reasons to Eat Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a good source of vitamin C and potassium. They also pack plenty of the phytochemicals that provide disease prevention benefits. Tomatoes are high in lycopene (a powerful antioxidant) and phenolic compounds. In our diet, 95% of lycopene intake comes from tomatoes and tomato products. It is also found in watermelon, pink grapefruit, papaya […]