Several health benefits of eating tomatoes

omatoes are very good for health and are generally low-priced. 100 gm of tomatoes provide 18 calories, 0.2 gm of fat, 3.9 gm of carbohydrate (including 1.2 gm of dietary fiber and 2.6 grams of sugar) and 0.9 gram of protein. Tomatoes are a rich source of vitamins A and C and folic acid, and also contain several other beneficial nutrients and antioxidants, including all four major carotenoids: alpha- and beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene. Continue reading “Several health benefits of eating tomatoes” »

Antioxidant, Polyphenol-Rich Mediterranean Diet Could Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and currently affects over 13 million people worldwide. The direct and indirect cost of Alzheimer care is over $100 billion in the US alone. A recent US multi-ethnic study has suggested that a greater adherence to a Mediterranean-style diet could cut the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by a whopping 68 percent. Continue reading “Antioxidant, Polyphenol-Rich Mediterranean Diet Could Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk” »