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Erich Bloodaxe BSN

(14,733 posts)
Wed Jun 11, 2014, 08:05 AM Jun 2014

Tomato helps heal heart disease - research

Tomato effects on narrowed blood vessels

A daily dose of tomato could significantly improve the functioning of blood vessels in patients with heart disease, research suggests.


Participants in the study were given a pill containing a supplement called Ateronon that contains seven milligrams of the tomato ingredient lycopene. Lycopene is 10 times more potent than vitamin E and previous research showed its potency appears to be enhanced when it is consumed pureed, in ketchup or in the presence of olive oil.


Of 36 patients with heart disease, those taking the pill every day for two months saw their blood vessels widen by 53 per cent. This was due to improved functioning of the endothelium, the inner wall cell lining of blood vessels, scientists believe.

Sounds pretty good to me...
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Tomato helps heal heart disease - research (Original Post) Erich Bloodaxe BSN Jun 2014 OP
My favorite breakfast is newfie11 Jun 2014 #1
I like my tomatoes in salsa Erich Bloodaxe BSN Jun 2014 #2
I love salsa too newfie11 Jun 2014 #3
That sounds awesome! woodsprite Jun 2014 #4
That sounds good too newfie11 Jun 2014 #12
That sounds really good IronLionZion Jun 2014 #7
You sure could newfie11 Jun 2014 #13
See! Reagan *knew* ketchup was a good vegetable! ~(_8^(I) nt HomerRamone Jun 2014 #5
and pizza sauce! mountain grammy Jun 2014 #10
Wait, WAIT, WAIT packman Jun 2014 #6
So my Andalusian gazpacho addiction is healthy? abelenkpe Jun 2014 #8
Tomato juice hamsterjill Jun 2014 #9
Tomato + Blender = Tomato juice tridim Jun 2014 #11
My husband Worried senior Jun 2014 #14


(8,159 posts)
1. My favorite breakfast is
Wed Jun 11, 2014, 08:35 AM
Jun 2014

A slice of French bread, covered in olive oil, sliced garlic, slice of a hard cheese, broiled until cheese is melted and very lightly browned. Top it all off with a slice of raw tomato.

Ok I gotta go make breakfast now.

Erich Bloodaxe BSN

(14,733 posts)
2. I like my tomatoes in salsa
Wed Jun 11, 2014, 08:44 AM
Jun 2014

or other diced or pureed forms. I just don't care for the texture in large pieces.


(11,971 posts)
4. That sounds awesome!
Wed Jun 11, 2014, 09:27 AM
Jun 2014

My favorite is Welsh Rarebit, but it sounds like your version is healthier. Welsh Rarebit is toast, served with slices of tomato, drizzled with cheese sauce (cheese, flour, worchestershire and dijon mustard).

The only thing is finding tomatoes that actually taste like tomatoes. Now they're starting to come in, but most of the time they're difficult to find.



(16,296 posts)
6. Wait, WAIT, WAIT
Wed Jun 11, 2014, 10:36 AM
Jun 2014

You mean all these years I've been avoiding tomatos because of this film has been a false flag as Alex would say:


(15,246 posts)
9. Tomato juice
Wed Jun 11, 2014, 10:44 AM
Jun 2014

I like tomato juice. But it's hard to find a brand that doesn't have so much OTHER stuff in it that it makes the benefits of the tomato insignificant.

One of these days, I want the have the time and opportunity to learn to make my own!


(45,358 posts)
11. Tomato + Blender = Tomato juice
Wed Jun 11, 2014, 01:09 PM
Jun 2014

I'd add some salt too.

I haven't bought juice in a can or bottle in years, because even "100% Juice", isn't.

Worried senior

(1,328 posts)
14. My husband
Thu Jun 12, 2014, 03:00 PM
Jun 2014

made quite a bit of tomato juice last year. We had an abundance of cherry tomatoes and they worked great for this.

We can ours and it takes some time but definitely not hard to do.

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