Category Archives: Lycopene

Lycopene is a beneficial carotenoid that imparts red colour to tomatoes, guava, rosehip, watermelon and pink grapefruit. Research has shown that lycopene in tomatoes can be absorbed more efficiently by the body if processed into juice, sauce, paste and ketchup. In the body, lycopene is deposited in liver, lungs, prostate, colon and skin tissue, where it is profoundly protective. The concentration of lycopene in the body tissues tends to be higher than all other carotenoids.

Nutrient Support for Cardiovascular Health

Due to medical advancements, death rates from heart disease are falling. Nevertheless, it was reported in 2014 that cardiovascular disease accounted for 27% of all deaths in the United Kingdom, which was only 2% less than cancer. However, the WHO (World Health Organisation) have estimated that more than ‘80% of premature heart attacks and strokes are preventable’, with a healthy diet and other lifestyle factors being central to this.

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