Tomatoes: With many people turning to expensive "superfoods" to safeguard their health, basic salad ingredients such as the tomato are often overlooked for their health-giving properties. However, a

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Tomatoes: With many people turning to expensive "superfoods" to safeguard their health, basic salad ingredients such as the tomato are often overlooked for their health-giving properties. However, a 2008 publication of collated research findings - The Red Bodyguard by Ron Levin and Gerald Cheshire - demonstrated the health properties of this common fruit. Some benefits attributed to eating the tomato included a strengthened immune system, better heart health, the neutralising of free radicals and safeguarding of disease (including cancer) and the prevention of blood clots.

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