Healthy Tomato-Hearty Tomato

A TOMATO is red and usually has four chambers,just like
our heart. Tomatoes are also a great source of lycopene, a
plant chemical that reduces
the risk of heart disease and
several cancers.

The Women’s Health Study – an
American research
programmed which tracks the health of 40,000 women
– found women with the highest blood levels of lycopene had 30 per cent
less heart disease than women who had very little
lycopene.

Lab experiments have also shown that lycopene helps
counter the effect of
unhealthy LDL cholesterol.
One Canadian study,
published in the journal Experimental Biology and
Medicine, said there was convincing evidence that
lycopene prevented coronary heart disease.

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