With tomato season almost upon us you are about to enjoy a treat. Some say they can’t eat tomatoes which in some cases is true. I found though that tomatoes are delicious, either raw or cooked. Actually cooked tomatoes have benefits that most don’t know about.
It’s all about the lycopene – the antioxidant that causes the red color of tomatoes – a powerful antioxidant known for preventing the formation of certain cancers like prostate cancer and breast cancer. They also lower your risk of heart disease and are naturally anti-inflammatory. The secret to getting the full benefits of tomatoes lies in the preparation. Lycopene is released when tomatoes are cooked. In fact, preserved tomatoes if organic have even higher concentrations of lycopene than fresh. Myself I can’t wait, . What better way to stay healthy than to walk out into the garden an pick a nice red tomato, set back with a touch of salt and take in what nature has to offer.