The magic word you need to know is ‘Lycopene’ – an antioxidant that activates once tomatoes become cooked. Lycopene helps to mop up damaging free radicals in the body that harm our healthy cells…it’s also been reported to support your body to fight cancers of the prostate, breast and stomach. Worth incorporating into your diet if you don’t have an intolerance or allergy concerning tomatoes. Just be careful not to eat too many – a few here and there with breakfast, lunch or dinner a couple of times a week will suffice.
Danielle Shine is a Natural Foods Chef, yoga-loving wife of a talented artist. She writes regularly about health, happiness and food so we can all shine together. Through her love of cooking, she would like to inspire you to prepare, eat and enjoy real food – not stuff that comes in packets with unpronounceable names.