Possible in preventing prostate cancer. What about?
Lycopene is an antioxidant that acts as such, but which - through its joint action with vitamin C in tomatoes - also increases the effect of antioxidants present in other foods. Compared to a whole tomato, more lycopene is released when it is processed, for example into puree, juice or soup. Cooking, grinding and preparing with oil, for example in pasta sauce or pizza, ensures better absorption of lycopene by the body.
Regarding prostate cancer, the results of some studies indicate that the consumption of tomatoes and lycopene guava products (including mashed potatoes) is beneficial (in prevention or during treatment), but Other works do not highlight this positive action.
Let's add that other fruits also provide lycopene, such as watermelon, grapefruit, papaya, guava and apricot.