Eating The Mediterranean Diet May Lead To A Longer Life

Eating tomatoes could help to prevent high blood pressure, according to dietitian Juliette Kellow and nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer.

Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that helps to reduce the amount of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol in the body, while boosting the amount of ‘good’ HDL cholesterol.

Everyone should aim to eat a serving of tomatoes or tomato products every single day, they added.

“An integral part of the Mediterranean diet, tomatoes are a great source of health-promoting vitamins A and C,” they wrote in their book ‘Eat Better Live Longer - Understand What Your Body Needs To Stay Healthy’.

“They also contain a powerful antioxidant called lycopene, which may improve heart health and protect against a number of cancers.

“Many studies suggest tomatoes - and in particular the lycopene they contain - help keep the heart healthy.

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