Thursday, June 24, 2010

Recipe for a Lycopene-rich Drink

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Hunt’s 100% Natural Tomato Paste 170g

Freshly boiled and cooled water to 500ml

Method of Preparation:

Use a blender to obtain a uniform mixture or simply close the 500ml container and shake well.


Store refrigerated and consume within one week.

Each 100ml of this tomato drink gives you 9.8gm of lycopene*

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous swelling in the prostate gland of older men. It is said to affect more than half of all men over the age of 50 and places them at increased risk of developing prostate cancer (PCa) later in life.

A randomized clinical pilot study by Silke Schwarz et al on 40 patients showed that lycopene supplements at a dose of 15mg daily inhibits disease progression in patients with BPH, improving clinical diagnostic markers and symptoms of BPH.

Get smart! Have a glass of this tomato drink every morning together with CENTRUM Silver, the age-adjusted multivitamins and minerals to help support energy and immunity.

Journal Reference

Schwarz S, Obermüller-Jevic UC, Hellmis E, Koch W, Jacobi G, Biesalski HK. Lycopene inhibits disease progression in patients with benign prostate hyperplasia. J Nutr. 2008 Jan;138(1):49-53. FULL TEXT

* Based on data obtained from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22

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