Lycopene is the pigment that gives tomato, pink guava, watermelon, grapefruit and papaya their red shade; it is also a very powerful natural antioxidant.
Lycopene cannot be made by our body, so we get it from the food mentioned above. Up to 80% of lycopene could come from tomato, especially as sauce and concentrate where it is extremely bioavailable.
LYCOPENE BENEFECIAL PROPERTIES
- Prevents Cardiovascular diseases,
- Fights the cardiovascular diseases risk factors,
- Acts against cholesterol,
- Lowers Arterial Hypertension,
- Slows down the Arteriosclerosis initial development,
- Counter Osteoporosis
DIET AS SKIN PROTECTION
Nowadays Diet is increasingly important as a shield to skin protection against UV ultraviolet rays, cause of skin cancer and photo-aging.
How interesting, since although protection by some foods isn’t as strong as the sunscreen creams one, it has the advantage of being extended over time and very well spread all over the body.
LYCOPENE AGAINST WRINKLES
A scientific paper has linked lycopene skin concentration with wrinkles depth, due to its local antioxidant properties.
LYCOPENE AS FOOD SUPPLEMENT
If used as food supplement, its “bio” “organic” version is to be preferred, unlike the one that is still obtained from natural vegetables but with toxic solvents or, even worst, unlike the products from chemical synthesis.
We take advantage from lycopene at any age and in any condition: it is a real anti-aging miracle!