Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tomato juice glass a day - may keep the breast cancer away

The age old saying 'An apple a day - keeps the doctor away' may now be need to be worded a little different for the benefit of women. It should now read as: A tomato juice glass a day - may keep the breast cancer away !!

A US based research has concluded that the advantages of eating plenty of tomatoes and tomato-based products, even for a short period of time, raised level of adiponectin by nine per cent - sufficient to keep the onset of breast cancer disease at bay. Adiponectin is involved in regulating fat levels and obesity is known to raise the odds of breast cancer.

However, the study also observed that Levels of the hormone rose most in thinner women. Thus the need to keep onself thin and avoid obesity.

The study adds that a glass of tomato juice a day would contain the right amount of the lycopene, the plant chemical believed to be behind the effects. Lycopene gives tomatoes their rich red colour and is already believed to help ward off prostate cancer.

However, those who don't like tomato juice could try a bowl of tomato soup, plus tomato sauce with their pasta and dollop of ketchup a day.

Read more at: Mail Online | Photo and How to make tomato juice courtesy Urban Farmer |
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Felix Lee said...

Having a daily dose of tomato juice is one of the easiest ways to stay fit and healthy without having to spend too much. It may be a cliche, but prevention is always better than cure.