Tomato’s red colour, called lycopene, quenches all that free oxygen - also known as free radicals - and helps to fight fatigue.
Tomatoes linked again to a lower risk of heart disease.
A tomato rich diet lowers your risk of stroke, according to new results from a team of researchers in Finland.
Tomato juice has the kind of towering nutritional profile that few would guess it possesses!
Ever wondered why you ordered that Bloody Mary from in-flight service on your overseas flight last summer?
“The answer lies in affordable but nutrient-rich foods such as ground beef, beans, milk, nuts, cheese, carrots, potatoes, canned tomatoes, soups, and rice”.
The positive results of these trials are encouraging.
This is perhaps not so surprising, as the very same effect is the mother nature's purpose of lycopene in the tomato skin itself, to protect the fruit against the sun.
Garlic has been used as both food and medicine in many cultures for thousands of years, dating as far back as the time that the Egyptian pyramids were built.
Pulses contain 20 to 25% of proteins, which is double of that found in wheat and three times that found in rice.
Unlike most foods, cooking or processing of tomato (e.g. tomato paste, tomato soup, tomato sauce) is beneficial to health.
Scientific evidence suggests that eating about two tablespoons of olive oil daily may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
A modern nutritional model inspired by the traditional dietary patterns of some of the countries of the Mediterranean basin, particularly Greece and Southern Italy.
Lycopene is the most common carotenoid in the human body and is one of the most potent carotenoid antioxidants.
Osteoporotic bones are more at risk of fracture.
Most Western countries face high and increasing rates of cardiovascular disease.
The following is an interview with Dr. Venket Rao (University of Toronto), editor of the book, Tomatoes, Lycopene & Human Health.
Cardiovascular disease alone is estimated to cost the EU 170 Billion€ per year. Lowering the risk of disease has therefore become imperative.
Daily consumption of lycopene rich tomato paste reduced reddening of the skin after exposure to UV light.
Adding to a significant body of research supporting the potential heart health benefits of lycopene.
Enjoy pasta with a good tomato sauce... or take a pill? We'll let you decide.
Tomato lycopene reducing LDL cholesterol – Studies continue.
“Europe’s food and drink industry is committed to being part of the solution, as the numerous actions we have undertaken demonstrate.”
EU states are witnessing an alarming epidemic increase in cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic obesity with proportional cost increases and demands on health systems.
Health facts and excellent exchange of information at conferences in Avignon.
LYCOCARD is investigating the role of lycopene in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.