Tomatoes – superfood for your skin
August 29, 2015 - in Category: Skincare Tips
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Did you know that tomatoes are right up towards the top of the healthiest food list? As well as being high in vitamin A, C & E – they contain an antioxidant called lycopene which is an all round good guy when it comes to fighting disease and in particular, maintaining healthy skin.

Lycopene helps our skin defend itself from the sun’s UV rays. German researchers have also shown it can boost the skin’s oxygen uptake and so help to keep wrinkles at bay. Best eaten whole to get the full benefit. They are also kind of delicious. Read more at netdoctor.co.uk

One watch out – best to avoid eating tomatoes later at night.  The contain an amino acid called tyramine – that stimulates the brain.  Not what you want before you head to bed.

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