Mother Nature Still Knows Best: Whole Tomatoes Yield More Carotenoids

A significant amount of research substantiates the benefits of tomato products in lowering the risk of colon and prostate cancers. This is thought to occur because of tomatoes' high carotenoid content, specifically lycopene and beta-carotene. Tomato paste has been recommended over whole fresh tomatoes because of the concentration of the protective carotenoids. Yet, the peels…

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Antioxidants or Lifestyle Change for Diabetes?

It is predicted that by 2025 more than 300 million people worldwide will have type 2 diabetes! In the US alone the number of people with diabetes almost doubled between 1976 and 1994. Sedentary living and excess weight are considered to be the major risk factors for this debilitating disease. Many are the strategies that…

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