By Daniel Coughlin in SAGA Magazine.
According to the British Nutrition Foundation, 50-plus men tend to have slower metabolisms than guys in their 20s, and may require fewer calories overall to stay in good shape. They also benefit from foods that are rich in certain nutrients which support older men’s health.
Tomatoes are loaded with lycopene, a red pigment with powerful antixodant and anti-cancer properties.
Lycopene protects against several cancers that affect older men in particular, including cancers of the prostate, stomach and lung. In fact, a recent study showed that eating more than 10 portions of tomatoes a week reduces the risk of prostate cancer by 20%.
It’s worth noting that processing and cooking tomatoes or serving them with extra-virgin olive oil makes their lycopene content more bio-available.
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