LycoLife drink is a great alternative to a tomato drink if you don't like the taste of a pure tomato juice. It is a very refreshing, fruity drink and is a great addition to a healthy and well balanced diet.
Including lycopene reach products in a daily diet may help lower the risk of many diseases, such as various types of cancer and some cardiovascular diseases.
Lycopene - benefits
Diet reach in fruit and vegetables may have a very good impact on humans health, mainly due to compounds of biological activities.
Lycopene that is contained in tomatoes is a bright red carotene, one of the strongest antioxidants that fights free radicals.
Lycopene helps neutralise free radicals
Free radicals are damaging organic molecules, responsible for aging, tissue damage and possibly some diseases. They float around in the body looking to bond with other molecules, destroying their health and promoting disease.
Free radicals have at least one unpaired electron. Lycopene has the ability to pass on electrons to the free radicals and therefore neutralizes them. By doing that it prevents free radicals from harming healthy cells.
How Lycopene works (the more technical side)
The main biological function of lycopene is in the body’s antioxidant barrier, and hormonal regulation. Highly reactive oxygen species, called (ROS), are natural products of metabolic processes.
As extremely strong oxidants, (ROS) are also recognized as triggers in some health conditions. Chronic diseases, degenerative changes, as well as health changes while we age or factors limiting our life span are all related to the body’s oxidative stress build up.
The defensive efficiency of our antioxidant barrier helps to neutralize ROS, and consequently, improves our resistance to diseases and slows down aging processes.
This antioxidant barrier efficiency depends on the amount of plant antioxidants we consume in our daily diet.
Lycopene is most abundant in tomatoes and other bright red fruits (watermelons, red grapefruits, and wild rose hips) and is best absorbed from foods processed with oil.
Effectiveness of Lycopene has been proven in various scientific studies.