When you bite into a juicy slice of tomato, you’re getting more than a mouthful of flavor – you’re also getting a very important nutrient known as lycopene.
Find out what it is, what it can do for you, and why men should consume more of it:
What is lycopene?
Lycopene is a carotenoid (antioxidant) compound that’s responsible for the lovely, bright red pigment found in tomatoes.
Benefits of lycopene
Studies have shown that lycopene intake may be associated with cardiovascular health. In addition, lycopene is said to help protect skin from the harmful effects resulting from exposure to U.V. light.
Why do men need lycopene?
Perhaps one of the most well-known benefits of lycopene is its ability to promote prostate health, an important area of concern for older men.