I love that I can use food as medicine. But, let's face it, some food tastes like medicine.
And some food tastes like summer in a jar. To wit: roasted heirloom tomato soup.
The best of both worlds: scrumptious food that prevents disease.
Here's how. Heirloom tomatoes are packed with antioxidants, molecules that protect our bodies from harmful cell damage, including the amazing lycopene. Yes, food can prevent disease. Lycopene, in particular, has been proven to prevent: certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, stroke, bone disease, and high cholesterol.
The kicker: our bodies have an easier time absorbing lycopene when tomatoes are cooked. So our oven-roasted tomato soups are an easy (and delicious) way to add antioxidants to your diet.