I just read two different books in this last week that talked at length about tomatoes. One book argued that tomatoes were among the main sources of chronic disease in the modern world. It went on to blame their danger on lectins, found especially in their seeds and skin. The author claimed that if you were to ever deign to eat a tomato, you’d want it to be a roma tomato with no skin or seeds.
The other book talked about how tomatoes were among the richest dietary sources of lycopene. Diets high in this phytonutrient have been shown to protect skin against sun damage, lower the risk of prostate cancer, and reduce the risk of strokes.
Here’s the kicker – because lycopene is primarily found in the skins and seeds of tomatoes, cherry tomatoes are your best source because they have the most skin and seeds per serving.
Is that madness or what? I wish I was creative enough to make this stuff up.
So who’s right?
The answer won’t come from which book has sold the most or who is the biggest perceived authority, the answer comes from the evidence. - See more at: http://drchristianson.com/favorite-thing-tomato-and-truth
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