Eat Tomatoes!

9 03 2011

It’s common knowledge that eating vegetables is on of the healthiest things to do.

New scientific studies have demonstrated that eating more tomatoes (or products that contain those), besides making you healthier, can lower the risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease and even cancer.

This may happen because this vegetable is the biggest source of  a powerful antioxidant called lycopene, that can resist cooking and processing. Besides this, tomatoes have other important nutrients with great functions, such as anti-inflammatory and antithrombotic.

However, as we said in a previous post (“ketchup vs tomato frito”), people have started to replace the natural tomato with processed foods, such as ketchup and canned tomato. So, these kind of studies may not apply to this situations.

Tomato is a vegetable available in every single part of the globe and besides it’s really easy to use, versatile and tasty. So, do yourself a favor, and choose natural Tomatoes!

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