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Natural fruits or vegetables like tomatoes, watermelons are full of lycopene which is one of the strongest natural antioxidant. It’s also a generally recognized anti-aging substance to defense free radical, physically remove the rubbish and keep the body healthy.
Some scientists predict that antioxidant will help people to extend 30%-50% of their lives. Europeans and Americans are never stop studying lycopene. Researchers asked patients to take lycopene for 4 weeks and their LDL decreased dramatically. Also, compare to cholesterol-lowering drugs, lycopene doesn’t have any side-effect and plays an important role on preventing stroke and cardiovascular diseases. Many studies of healthy meals are based on observation of people in Mediterranean regions. You will find ketchup served at every meal and they have less chance to have cardiovascular diseases and cancer. This is all relying on lycopene. The “Times” magazine in the US used to place tomato as the best food which contribute on human health and lycopene is also called “Plants Gold”.
Research shows that, The body can only digest 0.05mg lycopene by taking a fresh tomato. However, our bodies need at least 20mg lycopene every day to prevent prostate disease, protect heart and brain, slow the effects of ageing, protect the skin etc. According to this, people need to eat 300 fresh tomatoes every day to get that much lycopene, and that's obviously impossible.
So what's the best way to take lycopene? The tomato juices on the market are all added with food color, reductant or oxidant, that's why the color is pure red and the juice and fresh are mixed. Having fresh tomatos can get a lots of vitamin C, kalium and dietary fiber, which is good for preventing cardiovascular disease and fat. but you can't get all the lycopene and carotene in that tomato, unless you cook it and add a lot of oil, but lots of oil is obvisously not good for health. Nutritionists indicated that the best way to take lycopene is to choose a good brand of lycopene product. Total Natural's lycopene product contains 5mg lycopene per softgel which is made of 15 fresh tomatoes. Taking it by instruction can eliminate free radicals, lower cholesterol levels and heart diseases, prevent cancers, especially prostate cancer.
番茄紅素富含于番茄、西瓜等天然果蔬中，是目前已知的自然界最強的抗氧化劑之一，它是國際公認的抗衰老物質，可有效捕捉萬病之源的自由基，清除身體垃圾，讓生命穩定在活躍的健康狀態中。科學家預言抗氧化劑在未來可將人的壽命延長30%—50%。歐美國家對番茄紅素的研究一直在持續推進。專家曾這樣做過實驗：連續4周讓他們每天服用番茄紅素補充劑，患者的低密度膽固醇大幅降低，同時比降血脂藥物減少了副作用，證實番茄紅素對預防中風和心血管疾病效果顯著。在蜚聲中外的地中海健康飲食中，番茄醬是每餐必備， 居民的心血管疾病和腫瘤的發病率明顯偏低，番茄紅素的作用功不可沒。美國《時代》曾將番茄列爲對人類健康貢獻最大的食品之首，將番茄紅素譽爲“植物黃金”。 調查表明，吃一個生番茄，人體只能吸收0.05mg的番茄紅素，但人體每天要攝取20mg的番茄紅素才能達到它防治前列腺疾病、保護心腦、延緩衰老、美容 美膚的效果。按照這個定量，每人每天要吃進300個新鮮番茄才能滿足，這顯然是不可能的。那該如何攝取蕃茄紅素才好呢？市面上的包裝蕃茄汁都是添加了色素，以及還原劑或氧化劑，顏色才會這麼紅，且能維持果水融合的狀態。生吃番茄能獲得其中維生素C、鉀和膳食纖維，對于預防心血管疾病和預防肥胖是有利的，但是不能充分吸收其中的番茄紅素和胡蘿蔔素，除非熟食番茄並加入大量油脂，細細咀嚼才行。而加很多脂肪顯然會升高能量（熱量），妨礙番茄的健康效益。營養學家表示，攝取番茄紅素一項選最佳擇是：從市面上含量較高的番茄紅素産品中，選擇好的名牌。Total Natural的茄紅素膠囊每粒含有5mg茄紅素，是由15個新鮮蕃茄經過發酵、熟成處理後所萃取之抗氧化物質。按說明服用即可迅速消除自由基，降低膽固醇與心臟疾病，預防癌症，特別是攝護腺癌。