Could Tomato Juice Replace Osteoporosis Drugs? News Big Pharma Won't Tell You
Osteoporosis is a real problem, worldwide. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, 200 million women worldwide have osteoporosis. Plus, every three seconds a bone fracture occurs that can be traced right back to osteoporosis.
It’s no wonder that Big Pharma is making a fortune off bone loss drugs. But a new study shows the real cure for osteoporosis could come right from your kitchen—not the pharmacy! In a new study published in Osteoporosis International, University of Toronto researchers found that taking 30 mg of the nutrient lycopene a day—the amount found in just two glasses of tomato juice—could prevent brittle bone disease.
The reason is that lycopene has an antioxidant effect on bones, decreasing oxidative stress and bone resorption. Or, to stay it in plain English, lycopene stopped bones from becoming thinner and more brittle.
But you don’t need to drink tomato juice to get that antioxidant protection. In addition to tomatoes, watermelon, guava, grapefruits, asparagus, red cabbage, and persimmons all contain lycopene. Or, you can take a lycopene supplement.
Plus, it’s not just women with osteoporosis who need more lycopene, it’s also important for prostate health. So, couples can be creative in how they get enough lycopene in their diets, or in supplements, so they can age gracefully together!
Now it’s your turn: Do you get enough lycopene?
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