Thursday, July 30, 2009
Green Tomatoes Fight Cancer
(sorry it isn't a green tomato photo)
Who knew I would need a picture of green tomatoes for the blog?
I was reading about my favorite topic this evening, cancer, and found a fascinating item. Green tomatoes were studied for their ability to induce cancer cell death and were found to fight the following cancer cell lines: breast, colon, liver and stomach. Isn't it amazing how often these new studies come out about vegetables fighting cancer? Can we ever eat enough fruits and vegetables?
I knew that lycopene in tomatoes was a cancer fighter, but it was news to me that green tomatoes were also good for us. Looks like I will be trying to find new ways to add green tomatoes to our meals.
Since this was news to me I want to share it with everyone. Don't pass up those green tomatoes at the farmers' market this week. I know I will be buying some if I see them.