You Should Know

December 2016 Issue

Lycopene Power

Lycopene-rich foods—tomatoes, watermelon, and red grapefruit—are powerful health protectors.

When you stroll through the produce aisle, all of those marvelous hues that fruits and vegetables bring forth are courtesy of naturally occurring plant chemicals. One example is lycopene, a carotenoid pigment that lends certain plant foods their rosy coloring. Modern science shows it does a body good.

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