Rich in the antioxidant lycopene, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber, tomatoes have cancer fighting properties that can help prevent the formation of cancerous cells and other kinds of health complications.
In fact, according to a recent study, eating seven or more servings of tomatoes each week can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease by 30%.
For men, research at Harvard has found that men who eat tomatoes – especially in tomato sauce and tomato paste – regularly can lower their risk of prostate cancer by 24-36%.
Research also suggests that eating tomatoes can reduce your risk for a variety of other health conditions, including osteoporosis, diabetes and asthma. Tomatoes have been shown to improve circulation and reduce inflammation.
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