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Tomatoes:  Consuming more lycopene—the carotenoid that makes tomatoes red—may protect your skin from sunburn. In one study, participants who were exposed to UV light had almost 50 percent less skin reddening after they ate 2 1⁄2 tablespoons of tomato paste or drank about 1 2⁄3 cups of carrot juice daily, in addition to their regular diet, for 10 to 12 weeks. Supplements, however, weren’t as effective: in the same study, those who received a lycopene supplement or synthetic lycopene weren’t significantly protected against sunburn.

Tomatoes are a staple in every kitchen but hardly will you hear anyone extolling its cosmetic benefits. Whether you want to cure large pores or reduce acne and rashes or sooth a nasty sunburn or simply to revive the glow on dull skin, tomatoes are beneficial in many homemade beauty treatments. [Source]

Delicious Recipes to Try:
Healthy Tomato Recipes and Cooking Tips
Roasted Tomato & Almond Pesto
Tomato & Basil Finger Sandwiches
Chicken Salad-Stuffed Tomatoes
Garden Tomato Sauce
Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

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