Harmful Effects Of Lycopene

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Tomatoes(Lycopene):
Tomatoes are a rich source of the antioxidant lycopene, as well as vitamin c, potassium, folate, vitamin K and flavonoids. The beneficial effect of tomatoes is strongest for cancer of the prostate because of the prime active ingredient lycopene. This phytochemical lycopene fights free radicals that can cause cancer. Cooked tomatoes are the most beneficial and by eating seven to ten helpings per week you can cut prostate symptoms by 40 % and has a beneficial effect on many other cancers of the lung, colon, cervix, and breast. You will find lycopene in:
• Cooked tomatoes
Tomato soup
• Tomato juice
• Ketchup or tomato sauce
• Sun dried tomatoes
• Cooked tomato paste
Onions and Garlic (Allium):
Vegetables belonging to the Allium class of bulb-shaped plants, include garlic, onions, chives, leeks and scallions.
Garlic:
Garlic contains sulfur compounds and regular intake may stimulate the immune system’s natural defenses against cancer and may reduce tumor growth. Garlic contains immune-boosting, anti-bacterial, decongestive and anti-cancer properties. Studies found that the higher the amount of raw and cooked garlic consumed, the lower the risk of colon cancer.
Onions (Red Onions):
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Quercetin is an antioxidant of the flavonoid family and is highest in red onions. Flavonoids is a plant pigment responsible for coloration in many fruits, flowers and vegetables. Antioxidants neutralizes free radicals and because quercetin is an antioxidant, it helps to reduce or even prevent some of the damage caused by free radicals. Studies found that the red onions are excellent at killing cancer cells. Onions activate pathways encouraging cancer cells to undergo cell death. It was also found that the red onions also had cancer-fighting properties against breast cancer cells. So ask for Ruby ring onions next time when you sit down for
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