So which is younger – you or your heart? This is the question everyone has been asking lately. Researchers have found that your lifestyle choices greatly affect your heart age, possibly reducing your life span by years. Bud don’t despair! You can make changes to your diet today that will take “years” off your ticker.
Tomatoes are a true heart-healthy food. They are so rich in the antioxidant lycopene that in the concentrated form they have been found to widen the blood vessels in cardiovascular disease patients by as much as 53 percent more than a placebo. Unlike most vegetables and fruits, the benefits of tomatoes increase with cooking. Regular consumption of this red “fruit” lowers your chances of certain cancers, cardiovascular disease and skin damage due to free radicals.