Can You Pick Your “Heart Repair” Fresh From Your Garden?

Juicy, umami-rich tomatoes taste great fresh off the vine or slow-simmered in a savory sauce. Any way you enjoy them, tomatoes are healthy, low-sodium sources of vital vitamins and nutrients. They also may have a special ingredient that is good for your heart: lycopene. Recent studies show that lycopene (a powerful antioxidant) may help repair … Read More

Tomatoes May Decrease Stroke Risk

A new Finnish study finds that eating tomatoes and tomato-based foods may lower a man’s risk of stroke. Carolyn Snyder, RD, a registered dietitian at Cleveland Clinic, says the digestive tract is built for the assimilation of whole foods, not processed foods. “With fresh fruit and vegetables like tomatoes, the body is able to use … Read More