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