To-may-to, to-mah-to…no matter how you say it, it’s SUPER. Tomatoes are a super food because they’re loaded with lycopene (another carotenoid), one of the best-known antioxidants for you. Lycopene reduces the risks of cancer, particularly prostate, breast, colon and lung. Eating tomatoes can also boost your immune system and guard you against illnesses such as heart disease.
Wish you had the memory of an elephant? I guess elephants eat tomatoes because studies have also suggested that the lycopene in tomatoes helps to preserve mental function and can delay dementia and other degenerative ageing diseases among the elderly.
Quick Tip: I learned something else the other day: Don’t store tomatoes in the refrigerator, it destroys the nutrients and the flavor. Apparently, I’ve been eating pretty lame tomatoes all these years. Also, cooking them with olive oil is the best way to absorp the lycopene.
Alright now, get cooking. And no, ketchup doesn’t count!
Here’s a recipe to get you started: Baked Tomatoes
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