Italy: Cooked tomatoes to protect the heart

According to the British “Daily Mail” report, a new study from the University of Verona in Italy found that cooked tomatoes can consume more antioxidants and prevent heart disease.

In the new study, participants were randomly assigned to groups A and B. Group A ate tomato sauce after eating a high-fat diet, and group B did not eat tomato sauce after the same diet. The test found that the vascular health of the participants who took the tomato sauce was better. The researchers pointed out that eating 80 grams of tomato food such as tomato or tomato sauce every day can greatly improve the damage caused by the high-fat diet to the blood vessel wall, prevent endothelial cell dysfunction, and prevent atherosclerosis.

A number of studies have found that the antioxidant lycopene in tomatoes has a variety of health benefits, and the level of lycopene in cooked tomatoes is higher than that of raw tomatoes. Therefore, it is better to eat tomatoes and protect your heart.