In addition to being recognized for being present in many dishes of our country, the tomato It is recognized worldwide for being highly nutritious and having endless benefits for wellbeing and health.
This vegetable, also known as tomato, is fundamental in the diet of many Mexicans and not only recommended by health specialists, but also used in questions of beauty Y therapeutic .
A study of University of North Carolina , United States, discovered that eating tomato in crude helps reduce the cholesterol and the arthritic pain , is a rich source of potassium, phosphorus and magnesium (minerals necessary for the normal activity of nerves , brain Y muscles ), in addition to significantly reducing the risk of heart attack among other qualities.
The human body is able to take better advantage of the properties of the tomato when it is in puree or in sauces. The nutrients They are better absorbed if the tomato is cooked and accompanied with a good vegetable oil.
This is because the lycopene raw, powerful antioxidant It provides the characteristic red color of the tomato, is not assimilated by the organism and, unlike other vegetable compounds, it is released especially when cooked, making it easier for the body to absorb it.
The scientific community, such as Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University , the Institute of Medical Sciences of New Delhi and the National Cancer Institute of the United States have been attributed to lycopene properties anticancer .
Scientists of the Kyoto University Japan they can prevent the appearance of cardiovascular diseases , which is more patent in women. "The lycopene of tomato helps reduce cholesterol and decrease the risk factor in cardiovascular diseases ", says the teacher Montaña Hurtado, Holder of Nutrition and Bromatology of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Complutense University of Madrid .
On the other hand, being a powerful antioxidant , the lycopene he looks at the prostate preventing the malignant cells come close to harming it, as the doctor showed in a study Edward Giovanucci , of the Harvard Medical School , in Boston.
Here we present an exquisite recipe that will benefit you with all the qualities of tomato .
Processing time: 20 minutes
(portion for 4 to 6 people) 2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 pores, only its white part, finely chopped
2 HERDEZ® Tomato Puree of 210 grams
8 fresh basil leaves, plus some branches to decorate
5 1/2 cups prepared chicken broth
1 can of HERDEZ® Golden Corn Grain, 220 grams, drained
Salt with onion and white pepper
Small pictures of fried bread to accompany
1/4 cup of sour cream
Share the properties of lycopene with your family while you enjoy it in soups, stews and your favorite dishes.
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