Health Benefits of Tomatoes

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Healthier Skin

Tomatoes are high in the antioxidant lycopene, which is found in some expensive skin care products. Lycopene may protect the skin from environmental pollutants and sun damage. It may also preserve smoothness, helping people keep a youthful glow.

It isn't necessary to use tomatoes on their skin to see results, as the acid can cause irritation. Incorporating tomatoes and other lycopene sources into the diet can help protect the skin from the inside out. Other natural lycopene sources include melons, papayas and pink grapefruit.

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