Heat Tomatoes To Beat Disease

on March 12, 2008

Stay warm this winter with tomato-based stews and sauces and you could be getting an extra helping of a disease-fighting nutrient, suggest scientists from the Ohio State University who say heating tomatoes and combining them with a fat like olive oil or beef allows the antioxidant lycopene to enter the bloodstream more easily than eating the fruit raw. "Even re-heating a sauce the next day could be beneficial," says lead researcher Dr. Steven Schwartz. For healthy and delicious tomato recipes, search for "tomato" at spryliving.com.

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