I like this: Although researchers aren’t exactly sure why, men who eat plenty of tomatoes as part of a healthy diet seem to have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer.
EverydayHealth.com writer, Diana Rodriquez, discusses this in today’s article, Prostate Cancer Prevention and Tomatoes – Can eating pasta with tomato sauce really help prevent prostate cancer? Experts say yes.
Apparently the antioxidant lycopene helps reduce prostate cancer risk. Raw tomatoes are great for you, but this is one of the rare cases where cooking a fruit (tomatoes are technically fruit, not vegetables) actually enhances a nutritional property.
The article also mentions how eating actual tomatoes works better than supplement alternatives. No surprise here! I would bet that is the case with most natural foods, wouldn’t you?
So feel good, keep smiling and eat lots of raw fruits, vegetables and maybe a cooked tomato or two each and every day!