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10 New Superfoods for Women

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The Trendy Tomato

Red tomatoes are full of lycopene, a substance that helps lower your risk of cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration. But orange tomatoes offer two and a half times more. Apparently, they contain a form that the body can more easily absorb.

Shopping shortcut: The tomatoes used in the study were lab-grown, but researchers say that eating orange- or gold-colored heirloom tomatoes will offer similar benefits.

Make it even healthier: Lycopene is fat-soluble, so you'll absorb more by pairing tomatoes with a healthy fat like olive oil.

Bonus benefits: One cup of orange tomatoes provides 338 percent of the RDA for vitamin A.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, September 2007.

 

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shartran wrote:

Some aren't really 'new'...ie: dark chocolate...tomatoes...pistachios or turmeric.

7/18/2014 11:48:21 AM Report Abuse
kraut1982 wrote:

Thank you for this very helpful information! I am always wondering what types of food are helpful to keep cancer away and generally help me and my family stay healthy. Keep giving us this helpful information. I was on the brink of not eating any red meat and now know that I am doing ok eating tenderloin and grass-fed, lean red meats.

3/14/2013 08:29:02 AM Report Abuse
cait5645 wrote:

Make sure the chocolate you buy is fair trade... too often we look for the lowest price, but oftentimes this chocolate is made by slaves overseas.

2/23/2010 06:34:54 PM Report Abuse

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