Fight Wrinkles With Tomato Paste

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Hi, I'm Barbara Ficarra. Here's a surprising way to get younger looking skin, skip the high price wrinkles cream and invest in a 50 cent can of tomato paste. A recent study suggests, that it may give you deep down, 24/7 protection against wrinkles and skin cancer. In a small study, people supplemented their normal diet with about two and a half tablespoons of tomato paste, mixed with a couple teaspoons of olive oil everyday, for 10 weeks.

A control group got just the olive oil. The volunteers also sat under a sun lamp beginning, middle, and end of the study just long enough to slightly sunburn their shoulders. By week 10, the tomato paste group showed 40% less sun damage than the Olive oil eaters did. Tomatoes are one of the best sources of lycopene, and scientists speculate that this antioxidant may help soften some of the sun's damaging effects on skin. Of course, no food can take the place of using good sunscreen and being smart about sun exposure, but adding tomat paste to your diet can help too. For more ways to nourish your beauty from the inside-out, watch and share all our Smart Healths tips, right here.