Approximately 92% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 77% have at least two.*
*National Council on Aging
At least 1 chronic disease
at least 2 chronic diseases
The risk for many cancer types begins with chronic oxidative stress and chronic unwanted inflammation. Foods, like tomatoes, provide us with strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory support are often foods that show cancer prevention properties.
Diabetes affects over
million Americans aged 60+
Studies involving tomatoes have shown that its antioxidant properties offer protection to the kidneys and bloodstream, two areas that are frequently affected by diabetes.
From cardiovascular heath to skin health, the effects of aging become more apparent with time. With a whole foods diet, that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case!
The lycopene in tomatoes appears to strengthen skin by inhibiting the activity of collagenases—enzymes involved in the breakdown of collagen in the skin. Collagen helps ensure the firmness and elasticity of your skin and prevents wrinkling.