Tuesday, February 9, 2010
What's so great about tomato products?
Concentrated tomato products (salsa, hot sauce, tomato sauce / paste) are very high in a compound called lypocene. Lypocene is a highly powerful antioxidant and has been shown to help clear free radicals in the body. It is known as an anti-ageing / longevity nugget and has a strong positive impact on sex organ cancers (prostrate, breast) and male / female hormone balance.
From a simpler perspective, salsa is an easy way to get some additional vegetables in your system. I like finding salsa that does not use a lot of preservatives like vinegar, salt, sugars. Look for organic options at your grocery stores as tomato skins can be subject to more pollutants from pesticides and fertilizers (thin skin, dark coloured fruits and veggies should be bought organic where thick skinned light colours are protected).