Hi everyone, we hope you've had a great week. We've been waiting for this week to arrive, it's tomato time.
So many foods center around tomatoes, and that's a good thing, they really have multiple health benefits.
For starters, they're a great source of potassium. So much so, however, that we sometimes have to caution some of our patients who are prone to have high potassium levels to hold off a bit less their levels go too high.
They are also a great source of lycopene, one of nature's great antioxidants that has been linked to a decreased risk of cancer, and has even been shown to act like a "sunscreen" to limit how much UV damage is done to the skin from sunlight.
Cooking the tomatoes with a little oil (go for olive) brings out the lycopene even more.
Enjoy your week and we leave you with little Emily doing her babyflakes dance with a tomato!
Your friends at EHN