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Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) Health Benefits

Tomato sauce is one of the most popular additions to food in New Zealand. Tomato is also commonly used as a base for Indian, Italian dishes and transforms many soups and sauces. Tomato juice makes a nice alternative to alcoholic beverages or soft drinks. 

Lycopene is a carotene and phytochemical known to protect against metabolic diseases. It is found in red fruits and vegetables, predominantly tomatoes. 

The humble tomato could be another secret weapon to combating metabolic disease.

Some recent scientific studies help explain why.  


Health Benefits

Weight loss

Results show that daily tomato juice supplementation reduces waist circumference, as well as serum cholesterol and inflammatory adipokine levels in young healthy women. (2)

Results from another study suggest that tomato juice reduces oxidative stress in overweight (and possibly obese) females and, therefore, may prevent damage from obesity related diseases and promote health. (4)

Bowel Caner

The beneficial effect of raw tomatoes in the population tested may be partly due to the fact that they constitute perhaps the most specific feature of the Mediterranean diet. After allowance for age, sex, education, smoking and drinking level, and total caloric intake, there was a consistent pattern of protection for gastrointestinal cancers. (5)

Prostate Cancer

Data demonstrates that higher lycopene consumption/circulating concentration is associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer. Analysis indicates a significant linear dose/response association between lycopene intake and prostate cancer risk. (1)

Radiation damage

Numerous in vitro and animal studies showed that Lycopene may provide protection against damages induced by ionizing radiation. It suggests that supplementation of Lycopene might be useful in diminishing of negative effect of cancer radiotherapy or in mitigating the effects of possible radiation accidents on human health. (3) 


Tomato juice anyone? How about tomato soup tonight? It's so inspiring when you study the beneficial effects of simple everyday fruits and vegetables. All we need is provided by nature, right there in the food and the herbs around us.

Lycopene is actually more available in cooked tomatoes especially when combined with olive oil. (6)  

Try these recipes:



(1) Lycopene and Risk of Prostate Cancer. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PUBMED

(2) Tomato juice supplementation in young women reduces inflammatory adipokine levels independently of body fat reduction. PUBMED

(3) Lycopene - antioxidant with radioprotective and anticancer properties. A review. PUBMED

(4) Tomato juice consumption improves blood antioxidative biomarkers in overweight and obese females. PUBMED

(5) Tomatoes and risk of digestive-tract cancers. PUBMED

(6) [Influence of cooking procedure on the bioavailability of lycopene in tomatoes]. PUBMED


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