> Sub-Group: Carotenoid
§ Color: Bright Red
Fat or Water Soluble Antioxidant:
Other functions besides being an antioxidant, required for:
Lycopene can be found in plants.
In our body, it can be found in the following body parts:
It cannot be produced by the body and hence, we have to obtain Lycopene from foods and/or supplements.
Examples of food sources:
One interesting fact is that Lycopene is found to be of higher concentration in cooked tomatoes and processed tomatoes products vs. fresh uncooked tomatoes. Additionally, when consumed with some fats, its absorption rate is higher, simply because it’s a fat soluble nutrient.
Examples of the health benefits of Lycopene:
o Heart Diseases that is caused by clogged arteries
o Prostate cancer
o Cervical cancer
o Breast cancer
o Lung cancer
o Mouth cancer
o Pharynx cancer
o Esophagus cancer
o Stomach cancer
o Colon cancer
o Rectum cancer
It is particularly beneficial to the following parts of the body :
Use a Food Addictive:
Due to its bright red color, it's used extensively as food coloring.
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