Happy Movember! This month, we’re getting serious about men’s health by focusing on disease prevention. One of the most pressing health issues for men is prostate cancer, as more than 1.3 million men are diagnosed each year. Here at Tomato Wellness, we understand the importance of preventing this disease, which is why eating more canned tomatoes can be a huge step in the right direction! Tomatoes contain an antioxidant called lycopene which is proven to reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer, and while fresh tomatoes are relatively high in lycopene, the compound becomes more bioavailable as tomatoes are cooked. This means that eating canned tomatoes is a great way to ensure you are getting in plenty of cancer-fighting lycopene. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s celebrate Movember and men’s health in the healthiest way possible with some delicious recipes and juicy science tidbits!
RD of the month
The Amazing Ellie Krieger Celebrity Chef/Registered Dietitian is our Tomato Wellness Registered Dietitian for #Movember 2021, and she is excited to share some of her favorite delicious recipes starring tomato products. Click here to learn why she loved tomato products, and a recipe round-up of a few of her greatest dishes that feature these pantry staples!
- Parmesan Crusted Pork Loin becomes tender and juicy in your slow cooker. This has a Parmesan crust and tomato sauce from stewed tomatoes and tomato puree for a delicious family meal.
- Two of our all-time favorite foods combined! This Shakshuka Pita Pizza recipe by Ellie Krieger is a well-balanced dinner that your whole family will love. It also includes a bounty of lycopene!
Tomatoes in the news
- Who knew tomatoes were full of anti-cancer properties? Learn more about what science has to say when it comes to canned tomatoes and prostate cancer.
- Learn how to make time-saving family meals using your pressure cooker, slow cooker, and your freezer. Putting dinner on the table night after night for your busy family just go a whole lot easier!