America’s favorite super food.
“Tomatoes are the most important non-starchy vegetable in the American diet,” according to the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. Researchers found that tomatoes are the biggest dietary source of lycopene, a powerful antioxidant offering a wealth of health benefits.
Helps fight heart disease. And boring dinners.
Researchers have linked eating tomatoes with decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and certain kinds of cancers. Not to mention their versatility does wonders for menu planning.
You can’t cook the good out of them.
Unlike the nutrients in other vegetables, the lycopene in tomatoes isn’t diminished by cooking or processing – in fact, it becomes more available for use by your body.