If you eat several times a day, odds of depression sickness are 46% smaller than those to people who eat tomatoes less than twice a day, reveals the Chinese-Japanese research.
Tomatoes can significantly help in the fight against depression.
Scientists research health and nutrition of thousands of men and women aged 70 and older, which is due to several factors such as loneliness, loss, fear of disease or actual health problems are more prone to depressive states. As a result, research has shown that frequent consumption of tomato is rich in antioxidants lycopene (which is associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer and heart attack) reduces the risk of developing depression by 46%, while daily quantitative consumption of tomatoes is reduce risk by 52%. Lycopene, otherwise, lower oxidative stress and damage to healthy brain cells.
However, it is not yet clear whether lycopene acts directly on the brain and prevents depression occurred after the development of some dangerous diseases such as cancer.
A diet rich in tomatoes may have a beneficial effect on the prevention of depressive symptoms.