My two most favorite things are one here... Tomatoes and Garlic.
I can go through 8-10 tomatoes in a week, and I have several recipes that I use almost an entire head of garlic for.
There are other things on the list I like, but the Tomatoes and Garlic are constant in my diet no matter what.
I also read (from another article years ago, forget where) that chemicals from tomatoes leech out of skin, and can help protect from UV rays. Thus, it helps prevent skin cancer (and tanning). Also, if you eat a whole lot in one sitting, the oils that come out of your fingertips can start the rusting process on metals (I know someone who has kind of put finger prints on metal parts for helicopters because of this).
Oh, and I thought I read that Lycopene can also help your heart muscles (again an article years ago).
- 11/14/2013 9:48:00 AM