August’s Superfood is Tomatoes! Tomatoes contain only 32 calories per cup, and they’re an excellent source of vitamin C. Red tomatoes also have lycopene, which may be associated with lowering heart disease and certain cancers.. The lycopene found in canned tomatoes, ketchup and tomato sauce is more easily absorbed in the body than that found in raw tomatoes. Vist your VVS cafeteria this month and enjoy the many varieties and health benefits of tomatoes!
Tomatoes are the SUPERFOOD for August! Tomatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin C, and a good source of Vitamin A. Tomatoes come in a variety of different colors, each with their own distinct taste. Red tomatoes have lycopene – research suggests that a lycopene-rich diet may be associated with lowering the risk of certain cancers and heart disease.
Stop in to your local VVS Café and enjoy the many flavors and benefits of tomatoes!