Lycopene is a red pigment and a strong antioxidant belonging to the carotenoid family of phytonutrients.
As one of the most widely researched nutrients, lycopene has been found to provide powerful protection against cancers-especially prostate cancer and lung cancer.
Lycopene may also play a role in preventing heart disease by inhibiting the oxidation of LDL cholesterol.
Fresh tomato sauce with extra virgin olive is a treat for the tastebuds! And the oil will help to maximize your body's absorption of lycopene. Like its other carotenoid cousins, lycopene is lipid soluble and best used by the body when it is cooked and eaten with a small amount of healthy fat. Research shows as little as 3-5 g of fat in a meal helps to ensure carotenoid absorption.
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