Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Healthy Post for Today


2.You should eat every day: Tomatoes

There are two things you need to know about tomatoes: Red are the best, because they're packed with more of the antioxidant lycopene, and processed tomatoes are just as potent as fresh ones, because it's easier for the body to absorb the lycopene. Studies show that a diet rich in lycopene can decrease your risk of bladder, lung, prostate, skin, and stomach cancers, as well as artery disease. Aim for 22 mg of lycopene a day, which is about eight red cherry tomatoes or a glass of tomato juice.

Substitutes: Red watermelon, pink grapefruit, Japanese persimmon, papaya, guava

Fit It In: Pile on the ketchup and Ragu; guzzle low-sodium V8 and gazpacho; double the amount of tomato paste called for in a recipe.

Red and Pink Fruit Bowl Chop:
1 small watermelon
2 grapefruits
3 Persimmons
1 papaya
4 guavas
Garnish with mint

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