Lycopene is found in red fruits and vegetables, especially tomatoes as well as tomato sauce, zest and juice. Gac fruit, red guava, papaya, red pomelo and red melon are among the other fruits.
Benefits of Lycopene
Anti-oxidant properties of Lycopene, highly active in fighting free radicals, help to prevent oxidative stress induced diseases such as cancer, heart disease, Atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s, cataract and premature aging.
Lycopene helps to prevent prostate cancer due to its ability to reduce the body’s Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) levels, an indicator for prostate cancer risk; the higher the level the higher the risk.
Lycopene helps to lower the risk of heart disease as it can reduce the oxidation of Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL), which is the cause of heart disease.
Lycopene helps to inhibit the growth of cancer cells through its ability to intervene in the reaction of specific molecular functions that cause the spread of cancer cells. Hence, it could reduce the risk of colorectal, stomach, gastric, cervical, prostate, breast and skin cancers.
Lycopene is also beneficial for slowing down aging. It has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that help to get rid of pimples and black spots, firm facial skin, and reduce wrinkles.
Quality Products with Lycopene are ROZA Tomato Ketchup products and ROZA Lycopene