Tomatoes keep skin young

Scientists say tomatoes may provide the best defence against skin ageing and sun damage caused by sunlight exposure.
Tests show that eating tomato paste can help keep skin looking young and stay safe from sun damage. This is because tomatoes contain age-defying ingredient lycopene - the natural pigment that gives the fruit its red colour. The highest levels of lycopene are found in processed or cooked tomatoes used in ketchup, paste, soup and juice.
Professor Mark Birch-Machin, of Newcastle University, unveiled his research at the Royal Society of Medicine in London on Thursday [08/06].
In a study, women who ate a diet rich in processed tomatoes had increased skin protection - shown by a reduction in redness and less DNA damage from UV exposure.

Source  - Mature Times