Lycopene and Reproductive Health

Supplements that support the reproductive health of men are focused more often than not on older males. Then along comes a recent study that determined younger men can benefit from the plant nutrient that gives tomatoes their red color: lycopene, one of the most potent dietary antioxidants.1 The study was undertaken to exam­ine the possibleContinue reading “Lycopene and Reproductive Health”

Lycopene May Preserve Post-Menopausal Bone Density

  On several dozen occasions, lycopene, our tomato-based friend, has been linked to prostate health and prostate protection in men. And that’s great. Men are grateful to grapefruit, glad for guavas and thankful to tomatoes because of all that beneficial prostate-protecting nutrition they provide. But just because lycopene is closely associated with men’s health doesn’t meanContinue reading “Lycopene May Preserve Post-Menopausal Bone Density”

NATURAL Options to Protect Your Prostate

You can overcome the symptoms of an enlarged prostate—naturally, safely, and effectively. Natural options exist for combating the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), commonly referred to as an enlarged prostate. These symptoms may include frequent urination, weak flow, and difficulty urinating. Some estimates say that 50 percent of all men will have these BPH symptoms by age fifty. The percentage rises to 80 percentContinue reading “NATURAL Options to Protect Your Prostate”

Carotenoids Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk and Recurrence

The next time you’re at the supermarket, you may want to spend a bit more time browsing the produce section. A new long-term study published in the American Journal  of Clinical Nutrition found that high concentrations of  carotenoids in the blood, specifically beta and alpha carotene and lycopene, were linked to an 18-28% reduction in breast cancer risk.Continue reading “Carotenoids Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk and Recurrence”

Lycopene Shows Promise as a Fat Fighter

For those of you looking to lose some weight in the New Year, hope comes from Taiwan in the form on a tomato.  A small study published in the Nutrition journal found that people who drank a (280 ml/) daily glass of tomato juice had smaller waistlines. Taiwanese researchers attributed the reduction to the 32.5 mgContinue reading “Lycopene Shows Promise as a Fat Fighter”