Pour on the ketchup, it may prevent a stroke10/9/2012
We all laughed when Ronald Reagan hailed the benefits of ketchup, placing it on a pedestal with other veggies, but it looks like we owe him an apology. A new study of 1,031 Finnish men shows that maintaining high blood levels of the antioxidant lycopene slashed the risk of having a stroke by 55 percent. And where do you get lycopene? Ketchup, of course. You can also get it by chowing down on bushels of reddish fruits like tomatoes, watermelon and papaya, but you'll have to snarf up quite a few pink grapefruits before you match the powerful punch of a tablespoon or two of Heinz's special recipe. [Source]
Will you boost your lycopene intake?