Studies going as far back as the 1980s found that consumption of citrus, tomatoes and nuts provides protection from cancer in prostate and urinary tract to some extent. It is still not quite clear which element provides this effect, but scientists believe that it may be the pigment contained in tomatoes, better known as lycopene. It has a very strong antioxidant characteristic, far superior to pigments in other foods. In laboratory environment, this pigment effectively neutralized cancerogenic cells.
- In the 80s an Adventist study showed the possibility that Lycopene, a naturally occurring agent that gives tomatoes a red color, could be beneficial to humans, beyond supplying basic nutrition.
- It was suggested that the substance might offer what was deemed a strong and protective relationship against prostate cancer.
- When observed by researchers, in lab conditions, Lycopene did kill many prostate cancer cells in a single petri dish.
“As I discuss in my video Lycopene Supplements vs. Prostate Cancer, they were essentially denied.”