However you pronounce it, we think tomatoes are pretty super. Tomatoes make appearances in the tomato sauce on some of our focaccias, in our salad bar, and are highlighted this month in our Classic Creamy Tomato Soup.
Tomatoes are loaded with antioxidants, including lycopene, which makes your skin look younger and keeps your heart healthy. In fact, a Harvard study found that women with the most lycopene in their blood reduced their risk of a heart attack by 34%.
Along with possibly helping ward off certain cancers, heart attacks and thrombosis, tomatoes are said to:
- Help skin look younger
- Reduce inflammation
- Prevent certain age related diseases
To celebrate the return of our Classic Creamy Tomato Soup we are reminiscing about how we used to enjoy tomato soup as kids. Did you used to add cheese to your tomato soup or dip in grilled cheese?