Some heart conditions can't be prevented, but others are under our control. We can affect significant change in our hearts through diet and exercise. Sometimes we don't realize this until damage has been done, but when it comes to our hearts, the old adage "better late than never" has never been so true.
Tomatoes are one of the best sources of lycopene, the carotenoid pigment and antioxidant that gives them a bright red color. In one European study, those who consumed the most lycopene cut their risk of heart attack and heart disease by 50%. Is it any surprise that Italians, who love their tomato sauce, boast a much lower heart disease rate than the United States? Other foods that contain lycopene include watermelon, pink & red grapefruit, and guava. So when you're thinking about your heart, think red!