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Study Shows Tomato Paste Fights Wrinkles

October 15, 2012

Study Shows  Tomato Paste Fights Wrinkles
Eating a little tomato paste every day, a new study suggests that it may give you deep-down 24/7 protection against wrinkles and skin cancer.

NEW YORK (RPRN) 10/15/12 — Try This Cheap and Tasty Wrinkle Fighter

For younger looking skin, skip the high-priced wrinkle creams and invest in a 50-cent can of this: tomato paste.

Eating a little tomato paste every day not only may help your wallet, but a new study suggests that it may give you deep-down 24/7 protection against wrinkles and skin cancer, too.

Power in the Paste

  Tomatoes are one of the best sources of lycopene around, and scientists speculate that this antioxidant may help to soften some of the sun's damaging effects on skin. Of course, no food can take the place of using good sunscreen and being smart about sun exposure. So use the following tips and advice to keep that face of yours young, fresh, and wrinkle-free:

A Tomato in the Sun

In a small study, people supplemented their normal diets with about 2 1/2 tablespoons of tomato paste mixed with a couple of teaspoons of olive oil every day for 10 weeks while a control group got just the olive oil. The volunteers also sat under a sun lamp at the beginning, middle, and end of the study -- just long enough to lightly sunburn their shoulders. But by week 10, the tomato-paste group showed 40 percent less sun damage than the olive-oil eaters did.

 (Here are a few more foods that offer added sun protection.)

1. Spinach. After the, ugh, spinach/e-coli scare almost three years ago, this vital green has re-habbed itself. Good thing. People who eat three servings of spinach a week slash their risk of skin cancer by 55 percent! That's because spinach contains an amazing cocktail of nutrients (including folate; vitamins A, C, and E; and two carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin) that boosts skin's resistance to sun damage.

 

2. Tomatoes. Lycopene-loaded tomatoes reduce your risk of sunburn and skin cancer. And while it's tempting just to slice and eat these juicy fruits, the biggest lycopene bang comes from cooked tomatoes. So make room on your summer menu for whole-wheat pizza topped with lots of tomato sauce, room-temp pasta salads tossed with a fragrant blend of cooked tomatoes and basil.

 

3. Black raspberries. If bramble-like black raspberries are growing wild around your yard, don't complain if the pesky vines try to take over your garden. Instead, eat every dark-purple berry you can (freeze those you can't). While all berries are good cancer fighters, black raspberries are all-stars. They're so good at preventing the Big C on the cellular level (eat more, eat more!) that in the lab, scientists have also made them into a skin gel that takes the sting out of sunburn, slows the growth of squamous cell skin cancer, and squelches inflammation from UVB rays. Toss fresh or thawed frozen berries into everything from salads and smoothies, or just eat them right off the vine. You can't do your body anything but good.

 

4. Pomegranates. Not that this fruit needs more good press, but those brilliant red (and flavanoid-rich) pomegranate seeds have proved their sun-strength in the lab: They too can shield skin cells from inflammation and UVB damage. Try topping grilled salmon with this super-easy pomegranate-avocado salsa. Just toss together lots of lime juice, onion, sliced avocado, and pomegranate seeds to taste. Spoon over salmon. Devour. (And if you're ambitious enough to extract your own seeds from the fruit, not a jar, make it much easier by breaking open the pomegranate beneath the water's surface in a deep bowl. The seeds will float free of the white pith.)

 

5. Dark chocolate. This is another food with an already-great health rep: Its happy effect on taste buds makes your brain release feel-good endorphins, plus it improves blood flow (good for your skin as well as the rest of you), and may be the only thing that gets many women through PMS. But can chocolate help your skin? You bet your dark-fudge sundae it can. It can take the red out of sunburn. It boasts more cancer-fighting chemicals than green tea and red wine. And in a study that thrilled chocolate lovers, women who drank a daily cup of cocoa made from 3 ounces of good dark chocolate (70% or more cacao) had thicker, moister, smoother skin that was also more resistant to sun damage . . . in just three months, thanks to chocolate's potent flavonols. Sweet.

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