Antioxidants work their magic by neutralising the cell-damaging free radicals in our body produced by chemicals, pollution, smoke, alcohol and the sun. If these free radicals are not eliminated from the body, they can cause heart disease, cancer, arthritis, stroke, Alzheimer’s and many other degenerative and age related diseases.
Imagine these diseases could be stopped in their tracks. A healthy diet combined with the power of an antioxidant found by the bucketload in tomatoes – lycopene – may help. A cup of raw Cherry Burst tomatoes contains 3834ug (almost 4mg) of lycopene, and, as some studies have shown that 6mg daily can help prevent prostate cancer, such a small dose of cherry tomatoes packs a punch!
Many studies suggest the antioxidant lycopene can help prevent a range of diseases:
Other antioxidants found in tomatoes are the vitamins A, C, E, K, B vitamins and beta carotene, which all combine to make Cherry Burst a true superfood!