The miracle effect of tomatoes on SKIN!
Tests show that eating tomatoes or tomato paste can help protect against sunburn and skin ageing caused by sunlight exposure.
The age-defying ingredient is lycopene – the natural pigment that makes tomatoes red – with highest levels found in processed or cooked tomatoes used in ketchup, paste, soup and juice.
Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant, which can reduce the inflammatory response to UV damage by neutralising harmful molecules that are produced in the skin as a result.
Sun damage from UV exposure includes premature wrinkles and skin cancer.
So make sure you add tomatoes to any pasta, salad or other dishes that you are making this summer!