10 of 18 Secrets to Make Your Food Healthier Without Even Trying

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By Perri O. Blumberg

    

Buy canned tomatoes over fresh.

Health Benefits: The most nutritious tomatoes in the supermarket aren't in the produce aisle! Processed tomatoes are the richest known source of lycopene, because of their concentrated state. When buying fresh, look for smaller size and deeper color; you'll get more nutrients. If you have a choice, deep red tomatoes have more antioxidants than yellow, gold, or green tomatoes.

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by on May. 7, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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heydooney
by Danielle :) on May. 7, 2013 at 11:08 PM
i didn't know that
SweetLuci
by Luci on May. 7, 2013 at 11:16 PM
1 mom liked this

 The nutritional value is similar, yellow have less vitamin c but more niacin and folate. Your homegrown will be more nutritious than store bought or commercially canned. Yellow has less acid than red, and they have a sweeter taste. I love them.

Quoting chillemi78:
Well, boo. I started a tomato plant this year and got a yellow one just because I thought it would be interesting. Didn't realize it would be less nutritious. :-\

 

MrsRobinson06
by Amy on May. 8, 2013 at 11:12 PM

 Awesome, thats what I buy anyway lol.

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