Wednesday, April 2, 2008


Helps fight: Prostate Cancer

The lycopene found in tomatoes is one of the most potent antioxidants found in food. The tomatoe's red color is evidence of the antioxidant, and other reddish foods, such as pink grapefruit and watermelon, also contain lycopene. Researchers believe it may not be the lycopene alone that fights the cancer, but the interaction between it and the other components in tomatoes.
Cooking the tomatoes, especially with a bit of olive oil, helps release the lycopene and increase its effectiveness.

Daily Dose: Men should try to eat at least 2 tomato-based sauces and stews each week.