The Mediterranean secret to longevity and a healthy heart is down to a simple tomato sauce, researchers believe.
Sofrito - made out of tomato as the main ingredient along with onion, olive oil, corn flour and occasionally garlic - is eaten widely around the Med but scientists could help prevent a heart attack or stroke.
Spanish researchers have found that tomato-based sauce contains as many as 40 antioxidants, called polyphenols, which are believed to protect the heart from 'oxidative stress.' Read more
Monday, November 18, 2013
The Secret to a Health Heart: Simple Tomato Sauce Made with Onion, Olive Oil, and Corn Flour
Spanish researchers found tomato-based sauce contains as many as forty antioxidants which are believed to protect the heart from oxidative stress, but to=o get the health benefits the ingredients have to be combined in the sauce, rather than eaten separately.