Score another win for healthy eating! This time it’s a win for tomatoes and tomato products… against skin cancer, as well as other cancers.
Not bad, Mr Tomato. Not bad at all.
Tomatoes and skin cancer
“The primary carotenoid in tomatoes, lycopene, is the most effective antioxidant among the various pigments, but other compounds are also believed to play a role because synthesized lycopene supplements did not prevent redness following UV exposure as well as consuming the entire tomato…”
- Consuming tomato paste acts as an internal sunscreen
- Tomatoes protect against a range of cancer types, including cancers of the prostate, lung, breast, larynx, pharynx and mouth
Read more of this good news story…
- ScienceDaily: A new discovery about the benefits of eating tomatoes builds on previous evidence of cancer-prevention benefits.
- NaturalNews: Want to prevent skin cancer? Eat more tomatoes … new science confirms powerful anti-cancer effect