Unknown things about tomatoes Lycopene’s role in chronic diseases
Along with genetic factors, age, lifestyle and diet are also considered the most risk factors for chronic diseases (including cancer and cardiovascular disease) in urban life nowadays. It is the main causes of deaths in the world.
A powerful natural antioxidant found in tomatoes is called Lycopene. Lycopene is a carotenoid, a plant substance which gives fruit the colour of red, yellow or orange.
Thanks to Lycopene’s beneficial action, cells are protected from external agents that may be the cause of numerous disorders such as: arteriosclerosis, digestive and intestinal problems.
Additionally, Lycopene is known to be very helpful in cancer prevention, premature skin aging and other health problem because this antioxidant fight against free radicals and prevent damage to DNA cells, which cause the emergence of cancer cells.
Lycopene is fat soluble that it gets more absorbed by the gut once it get in touch with oil or fat. Additionally, it gives us vitamin and mineral in low calorie package, so may help us manage our weight.
Lycopene also helps the skin to defend itself from attack by free radicals.