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Tomatoes may fight wrinkles, skin damage

April 30, 2008 1:55:27 PM PDT
The best wrinkle fighter may not come from the cosmetics counter but the produce aisle.British researchers found that lycopene, a chemical found in tomatoes, may help ward off wrinkles and skin damage.

In fact, scientists claim adding five tablespoons of tomato paste to a daily diet improves the skin's ability to fight off harmful UV rays, and people eating tomato paste daily had higher levels of a molecule that keeps skin firm.

Experts say, however, that tomatoes are not a sunscreen replacement.

 

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