Today's Daily Challenge Sunday Mar. 09, 2014
Healthy Behaviors is about lifestyle habits, namely healthy eating and physical activity, which have proven connections to lifelong health and disease prevention.
Eat a food high in lycopene, such as tomato, red pepper, watermelon, grapefruit, or asparagus.
How to do it
Eat a food rich in lycopene, such as tomatoes (including tomato sauce or paste!), red peppers, watermelon, guavas, grapefruit, asparagus, red cabbage, or dried basil or oregano. All are great choices, although tomatoes are the lycopene leaders, with up to 100 times the amount of lycopene of other sources. The lycopene in tomato sauce or paste may be even more readily absorbed by the body than raw tomatoes.
Why it matters
Lycopene is an antioxidant, so it has a protective effect on our body's cells. Studies suggest that it is effective in warding off heart disease and fortifying bone health. Lycopene also shows promise as a way to prevent prostate cancer.
North Americans thought that tomatoes were poisonous until 1820, when Col. Robert Gibbon Johnson bravely ate one on the courthouse steps in Salem, NJ.
- Jessica N.SproutingLevel 31
- Beth C.BlossomingLevel 148
Ok, if tomatoes in my frozen dinner don't count, shall see about getting the little baby tomatoes at store this week. A day of chores and tending, music reflecting memories like memories. Windex to clean some, new smudges left...giggle.
LINDA O! DAY 3 INjoy the bounty of your sweet soul!
I the human wander lone in wonder
amid this grand universe of unbounded space and time
You the great keeper of universe
Exist in its infinite wonders
Lone in silence
In the grand home of your own being!
Through the limitless lands and times
Through the incountable stars
You are gazing at me
I look up towards thee!
All noise ceased in silence
All worlds absorbed in deep peace
Alone You are!
Alone I am within, fearless!