Tomatos to Protect Your Man’s ‘Tomatos’

Tomatos to Protect Your Man’s ‘Tomatos’

New research confirms that eating cooked tomatoes may reduce the risk of prostate cancer. 

A study published in Cancer Causes & Control followed more than 27,000 men without cancer for almost eight years. 

The researchers found that men who consumed canned or cooked tomatoes four or more times a week had a lower risk for prostate cancer than those who never consumed tomatoes. The most dramatic benefits were seen in guys who consumed about a third of a cup daily, compared with no tomato intake.

Tomatoes contain high levels of a polyphenolic compound known as lycopene that’s made more bioavailable when heated. Other foods high in this nutrient include red bell peppers, watermelon, papaya and guava.

Lucky for you, tomato season is right around the corner. For fabulous recipes using cooked and canned tomatoes, preorder Dr. Mike Roizen‘s “What to Cook When Cookbook” — in August you can discover dishes such as Chunky Roasted Tomato Salsa, Eggplant Sliders El-Roma and Pasta with Harissa-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Spinach.

via Blogger