Tomato Nutrition

The Health Benefits of Tomatoes

This fruit/veggie is famous for its cancer fighting lycopene which helps protect cell structures and has been shown to reduce prostate cancer.

At 11 calories per pop, tomatoes offer many other antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Tomatoes are rich in:

Tomatoes have been shown to be protective against cancer, heart disease and infections and to help maintain healthy cholesterol, bone health, and vision.

Slice it, dice it, stew it or roast it but don’t forget the skin where many of its nutrients are found.

 
 

Tomato Nutrition – Health Tip of the Day, September 6, 2015.

 

Dr. Adrienne Youdim MD FACP
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

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