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Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Cooked Tomatoes Excellent for Heart

We know that eating tomatoes can enjoy the benefits of lycopene and its protective effects against infarction. But did you know that cooked tomatoes are better protection than raw tomatoes?

A Finnish researches study drew attention to the benefits of tomatoes for heart health. For 12 years, people had been followed by Finnish scientists and, ultimately, the people who had a high level of lycopene in the blood had decreased their risk of heart attack by 59%.

New led by researchers at the University of Verona, Italy, shows that lycopene, the antioxidant that gives tomatoes their rich red color and protects the heart against the formation of blood clots, is present in higher proportions in cooked tomatoes.

According to these researchers, daily consume 80 g of a homemade tomato sauce would offset the adverse effects of a high fat on the blood vessel wall and helps prevent atherosclerosis, that is to say the lipid deposition in the arterial wall. Sauces, soups, pizza baked tomatoes are also advised to enjoy the benefits of lycopene that would "almost as good" as some drugs (we're talking statins ) to lower cholesterol!

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