May 26, 2011
First of all, I just want to say that I am all for natural and healthy alternatives to today's pharmaceuticals. There's nothing wrong with science and it's advancements, I'm a strong supporter of that, but I'm definitely an advocate for the natural solutions to our health problems. The FDA sure as hell aren't going to give you the answers, so you have to search for them! So here you are, and here I am. With that being said, this article details a recent study conducted by 'experts' in Australia (including some from the University of Adelaide) who have come to the conclusion that tomatoes and tomato paste may have highly beneficial effects on those people suffering from high cholesterol and/or high blood pressure. It may also lower the risk of strokes and subsequently
According to them, it's all in the lycopenem: an anti-oxidant found in tomatoes. Without doing any research at ALL, we can easily conclude that this would be a safer alternative than pills. Tomatoes don't come with small print on the back detailing all the possible side effects and additional ailments they may give you whilst trying to cure you. With that being said, if you were looking into this for yourself or for someone you know, it would be wisest to go organic. Washing down pesticides and GM chemical residue sure doesn't do anyone any good... but that's another blog post.
Now, before you go trying to discredit this new finding as 'just another one of those things', know this isn't merely one finding. This claim has been concluded out of studying 14 international studies. I know it's easy to just run over to your local pharmacist, but it's even easier to pick up a nice tomato or even some tomato paste. Health is always important so if this means something to you, heed the information. Pass it on. Thanks for reading!
Below are some other links detailing the beneficial results of consuming tomatoes.
Blood Pressure Diet
Foods That Lower Blood Pressure
Natural Blood Pressure Remedies