Come here often? Make your homepage » close

Get instant access to Download the XFINITY® One Click Google extension» close


Your XFINITY Connect session has timed out due to inactivity. Click here to go back close Anti-Cancer Superfoods

8 of 12

Tomato Sauce

May protect against: Prostate and possibly other cancers

Works because: The compound in tomatoes thought to be key is lycopene, a potent free-radical scavenger. Lycopene inhibits the growth of prostate cancer cells in lab studies and is associated with lower prostate cancer risk in men with high intakes of tomato products. Interestingly, blood levels of lycopene are much higher when tomatoes have been cooked than when eaten raw. This is because lycopene is made more absorbable by processing and heating, so tomato sauce or paste may provide greater amounts of lycopene. It is even better to include a little olive oil when cooking with or consuming tomatoes because the fat increases absorption further.

(CREDIT: Dave King/Getty Images)
The Full Story from

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

Ad Info - Ad Feedback

Ad Info - Ad Feedback