I’ve recently found a new love for tomato juice. Come on, it’s not so bad! Think of a virgin bloody mary. It makes my mouth water! Well I was drinking my new fav tomato juice by R.W. Knudson and I noticed it said, “22 mg of lycopene”.
This bottle packs a punch, not only with Lycopene, but with potassium as well! It has 860 mg of potassium AND 50 % of your daily vitamin A intake!
I know. UH-MA-ZING.
Sometimes I find it hard to get enough potassium being on the 4 Hour Body diet, so this was a big one for me. BUT let’s focus on Lycopene.
What is Lycopene??!?!?!
FitTip Fact #1:
Lycopene is the pigment that gives certain fruits their red coloring. This carotenoid is believed to have strong antioxidant powers, with some studies showing a reduced risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and macular degeneration.
Here are the top 3 foods high in Lycopene are:
1. Tomatoes. Duh. Just so you know sundried tomatoes are the highest in Lycopene in the tomato fam. I know, who would have thought?
2. Guava. YYYUUMMMMM!!! These speak to me, especially due to my Hispanic roots. Now, this is not an excuse to go to Porto’s and have 3 of their guava pastries. I mean, unless it’s your cheat day, cheat AND get some Lycopene. Whoop!
3. Watermelon. Watermelon is a great refreshing fruit due to it being made up of mostly water, BUT it’s also high on the glycemic index, so don’t get cray cray.
So are you all about the Lycopene now?
I know, me too!!!
Get your Ly(not real lying, you know what I mean) on,