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What is Lycopene?

Lycopene is a carotenoid and Phytonutrients. Cartenoids are plant fat soluble pigments that make the rich colours in fruits and vegetables. Phytonutrients (Anit Oxidants found in plant life) comes from the Greek word “phyto” meaning plant. They are chemicals found in plants which help fight against fungi, bugs and germs and found in fruits and vegetables.
So Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant and has a great ability to fight the damage caused by free radicals to our cells in the body. Higher levels of Lycopene in the blood may reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases and decrease cellular inflammation.
 

Where is Lycopene found?

Lycopene is found in red fruits and vegetables.

Is Lycopene made by the body?

No, you must get Lycopene from your daily diet. The body does not make it.

What are the sources of Lycopene?

Tomatoes. When one thinks of Tomatoes, only Lycopene comes to mind. Include tomatoes in your diet. The effect of cooked tomatoes is better than having raw tomatoes as cooking breaks down the tomato cell walls making lycopene easily available for usage. So you’re better off having Pasta in Tomato Sauce or Tomato Soup instead of having chopped tomatoes to at. You may get upto 5 times more Lycopene by cooking your tomatoes. Also having your tomatoes in Salads with Olive Oil (basically with a fat) will increase the body’s ability to absorb Lycopene.

8 Sources of Lycopene Rich Foods  

  8 Sources of Lycopene Rich Foods
1. Tomatoes
2. Grapefruit
3. Watermelons
4. Papayas
5. Guava
6. Red Cabbage
7. Carrots
8. Mango

8 Sources of Lycopene Rich Foods

  What are the benefits of Lycopene?
1. Powerful Antioxidant : Being a powerful antioxidant it’s a faster way to detox your body from the effects of processed foods and toxins you consume through foods which have been made with pesticides.
2. Protects the Heart : Lycopene rich foods prevent the oxidation of LDL (bad cholesterol) from clogging the arteries.
3. Good for Eyes :Lycopene provides the body with lots of Vitamin A which prevents macular degeneration of the eye leading to blindness.
4. Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s : Lycopene rich diet is linked to the reduction of wear and tear of brain cells by oxidation as it’s a strong Antioxidant.
5. Slows down Cancer : Being a powerful Antioxidant which fight inflammation and body cell damage resulting in slowing down various cancers.
6. Bones stay Strong :Lycopene reduces oxidative damage to the bones that cause it to be brittle and lead to easy fractures. Don’t forget that Calcium and Vitamin K are crucial for strong bones.


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Recipe# 32986
14 Mar 18

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by Tarla Dalal
This unusual soup has been prepared from masoor dal, which is known for being rich in protein and zinc. Tomatoes give it a lovely red tinge whereas onions and garlic impart an enticing aroma. I’ve blended this soup to give it a nice creamy texture without actually adding cream! It’s a great soup, wh ....
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Recipe# 35081
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 by Tarla Dalal
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Recipe# 42344
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 by Tarla Dalal
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05 Apr 18

 
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Recipe# 42335
05 Apr 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Recipe# 42293
13 Dec 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Recipe# 2969
22 Jan 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Recipe# 22228
24 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Carrot Onion Soup is a hearty soup made with a unique combination of ingredients. What is so new about combining carrot and onions? Look a little further to discover that this lovely soup also features apples, which brings about a beautiful balance in both flavour and texture. Milk adds a ....
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Recipe# 1404
18 May 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Whole wheat pasta, savour this healthy Italian delicacy, which is also a rich source of protein and fibre! The Italian diet which is known for its high-calorie pasta preparations and its cheesy sauces has been converted into this "96 calorie (per serving), high fibre version". As the name suggests, ....
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Recipe# 362
14 Mar 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Recipe# 38986
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by Tarla Dalal
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Recipe# 40693
05 Mar 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Recipe# 41502
22 Feb 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Recipe# 41364
06 Jan 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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