of the tomato
According to clinical studies, regular tomato consumption has been associated with better skin health, reduced risk of heart disease and lower incidence of certain types of cancer. Rich in lycopene and other plant compounds, tomatoes boost the skin’s resistance to sun exposure, pollution and smoking, in addition to promoting collagen production. Lycopene in tomatoes has been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease as it protects blood vessels and reduces clotting. A lower incidence of prostate, lung and stomach cancer has also been seen in relation to tomato consumption, based on clinical studies.