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Posted by: Johno | 2007/06/15

Benefits of tomatoes?

Just wanted to know some health benefits of tomatoes? Is it a rich source of vit C or not really? Can too much be more harmful than good?

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Dear Johno
Tomatoes are an excellent, healthy food. Not only are they rich in vit C, but they also contain a compound called lycopene which has been found to protect us against a variety of cancers, including cancer of the prostate. Ironically concentrated forms of tomato like tomato sauce and paste contains even more lycopene than fresh tomatoes. So you can eat tomatoes and tomato products every day for their protective effect.
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