Our last recipe in honor of American Heart Month is a lycopene-rich tomato soup. Better than anything you will ever get in a can, this heart-healthy recipe is loaded with antioxidants, particularly lycopene. Lycopene is the carotenoid that gives tomatoes their red color. It is particularly beneficial for cardiovascular health and heart disease prevention.
When it comes to heart health, studies have discovered that high levels of lycopene in the blood are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in both men and women. It may also have cholesterol-lowering properties.
Cooking tomatoes increases the bioavailability of lycopene, making it easier for the body to absorb. This recipe will soon become a comfort food staple. Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Heart-Healthy Tomato Soup”Read More