Slash your risk of skin cancer in half with THIS
It's far and away the most common form of cancer in the country, something up to half of all Americans will battle at some point.
Because it's usually not deadly, it doesn't get nearly as much attention as the rest.
But make no mistake about it: Non-melanoma skin cancer can be painful and disfiguring, leading to surgeries that can leave you scarred on the face, neck, arms, and more.
Now, the latest research shows one way you can slash your risk of this incredibly common form of cancer.
You're not going to believe how simple it is.
All you have to do is eat more tomatoes!
This delicious fruit is often the tastiest part of any salad. It's terrific in soups -- both hot and cold -- and even tastes great fresh off the vine, with just a pinch of salt.
And if you eat tomatoes daily, you could dramatically cut your risk of non-melanoma skin cancer.
In the study, mice were given tomato powder daily for 35 weeks and then blasted with UV rays to stimulate the growth of these cancers.
The male mice who got the tomato powder were 50 percent less likely to develop the tumors than the mice that didn't get the stuff.
The study in the journal Scientific Reports didn't find a benefit in female mice, but that doesn't mean it won't help women.
Male mice are more prone to skin cancer, and they develop the tumors at a much higher rate overall. Their female counterparts are much less likely to get them, with or without tomato.
In fact, in this case, so few female mice developed the cancer that the researchers couldn't draw any conclusions.
In other words, the tomato protected exactly who need protection most.
Obviously, this is an animal study. But tomatoes are an excellent source of lycopene, a natural cancer-fighter that's also proven to help protect the skin from the damage of UV light in humans.
One study published in 2001 found that people who ate cooked tomatoes each day had a 40 percent lower risk of sunburn -- and, as we know, the damage of sunburn over time can increase the risk of skin cancer.
That same damage can also lead to wrinkles, sagging skin, and other unsightly problems that aren't necessarily dangerous... but certainly aren't very pleasant.
So, while tomato shouldn't replace using a good natural sunscreen and taking common-sense safety measures, there's clear evidence it can help protect the skin in people as well as mice.
Since they're also delicious -- and in season right now -- be sure to stock up and get your own all-natural protection each day.
I'll have more on cancer protection coming up in the next edition of Health Revelations, which should be arriving in your mailbox soon.