What are the health benefits of tomato juice and spaghetti sauce?

Doreen Rodo
Nutrition & Dietetics
Processed tomatoes have more lycopene that fresh tomatoes so you reap the benefits of lycopene by eating tomato juice or sauce. Lycopene has been shown to prevent many cancers such as cervical, prostrate, oral, rectal and stomach. While it is important to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables to stay healthy, tomatoes are an excellent addition to you daily meal plan.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Tomato juice and spaghetti sauce contain folate, lycopene, and other nutrients to keep arteries young and reduce inflammation. Enjoy 8 ounces of juice a day or 2 tablespoons of spaghetti sauce, and your body's calendar will be one year younger.
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