Have you been enjoying the great harvest of tomatoes? Boy, they sure taste good this time of year, don’t they? And locally grown tomatoes that haven’t been commercially grown and shipped across the country are chock full of nutrients that will keep your heart and immune system strong, and your skin looking younger.
Tomatoes are rich in antioxidants to keep you healthy and looking younger. Antioxidants are a group of nutrients that protect your cells from damage.
They improve your immune system.
They keep your skin looking younger.
They may slow degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, and cancer.
Tomatoes help your body produce carnitine, an amino acid that helps you burn fat.
Tomatoes are high in Lycopenes, which are toxic to cancer cells, and helps stop cholesterol from being deposited on artery walls – but tomatoes must be cooked or processed to release the lycopene. Tomato sauce, ketchup, and tomato juice, are great examples of lycopene rich foods.
For some great tomato ideas – just click on recipes in the menu to your right >>>
Plan to stop by the farmstand!
Quiz – What one food does not have to be cooked to release Lycopene?
You can find the answer in the Super Foods Section, or in your copy of High Energy Eating.
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