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Cooking Tomatoes Increases Lycopene and Beneficial Bacteria

Tomatoes are a beneficial food for many reasons, chief among them being their high lycopene content when they are cooked.  Lycopene is well-known as a powerful antioxidant that decreases your risk of bone loss, cancer, stroke and even sunburn.  New research out of Spain shows cooking tomatoes not only enhances the positive effects lycopene has on your beneficial gut bacteria, but also promotes increased lycopene absorption in your gut.  Read more...


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