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Posted on 19 June 2009 by

Tomatoes: Good For Your Heart!

tomato-heart1By Vanessa Richins

One complaint from people about why they don’t eat healthier is that it’s cheaper to eat convenience and fast foods.

Depending on your area, this may be true on the surface.

However, over a lifetime, choosing fresh foods and their derivatives will likely be much cheaper.

One example comes from the recent debut of a new dietary supplement. These pills contain a concentrated dose of the superstar lycopene. As we’ve chronicled here before, lycopene has many health benefits, including fighting cancer, wrinkles, Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 14 December 2007 by

Tomatoes Cut Cholesterol and Heart Disease


Tomatoes Cut Cholesterol and Heart Disease

Photo Credit: February is American Heart Month by Mykl Roventine used under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

By Michelle Fabio

Add another reason to eat tomatoes on your list.

A Finland research study has found that LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels dropped by nearly 13 percent in 21 healthy volunteers after tomato products were added to their daily diet for three weeks.

Subjects in the study consumed 30 mg of tomato ketchup and 400 ml of tomato juice a day; at the end of the three weeks, total cholesterol levels dropped by 5.9 percent while the LDL levels specifically were reduced by 12.9 percent.
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