How to Release the Cancer-Fighting Nutrient of Tomatoes

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Playing Drs. Rx: How Tomatoes Can Help You Beat Cancer

The Doctors share how to turn up the health benefits of a food you're probably already eating regularly.

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Breast cancer specialist Dr. Kristi Funk explains when you cook tomatoes for 15 minutes, the cooking will help to release the nutrient lycopene. She says you can cook, bake or stew them to release the powerful antioxidant, which has been shown to protect cells against damage.

Dr. Funk shares yet another way you can "let food be your medicine," with her recipe for her "Breast-rito," which is a healthy way to start the day with a meal that may help you fight cancer.

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For even more healthy and tasty recipes find out how to make all the dishes seen on The Doctors.

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