Tomato contains cancer fighting lycopene.
Tomato lovers may be more likely to reduce the risk of serious disease. Lycopene, an antioxidant which gives tomatoes their lovely rich red color, helps remove free radicals from the body.
Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules and have been implicated in cancer and other serious diseases.
Harvard Medical School published their finding that consuming tomatoes and tomato based products between five to seven servings a week was associated with a reduced risk of prostate cancer of 21% to 34%.
The human body does not produce lycopene, so enjoy pink grapefruit, guava, papaya, watermelon and apricots, also!
Beef Hawaiian Style
1 lb. Round or Flank Steak
2 T. Soy Sauce
2 tsp. Ginger, minced
1 clove Garlic, minced
1 T oil
Saute:1 T. Oil
1 Green Bell Pepper, cut into strips
1 Medium Onion, thinly sliced
2 stalks Celery, thinly sliced diagonally
Beef Tomato Sauce:
Combine all ingredients and mix well:
2 T. Oyster Sauce
1 cup Chicken Broth
1 T. Cornstarch
2 T. Soy Sauce
1 pinch Ground Black Pepper
1/4 cup Ketchup
1 T. Sugar (granulated)
3 Tomatoes, cut into wedges
4 stalks Green Onions, cut into 1-inch lengths
Slice beef thinly into strips. Combine soy sauce, minced garlic, and ginger. Add to beef and mix well. Marinate for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile prepare beef tomato sauce. In a wok or a heavy frying pan over medium-high, heat 1 tablespoon oil and stir-fry beef for 2 minutes. Remove beef from pan and set aside.
Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil and stir-fry bell pepper, onion, and celery until onion is translucent, about 3 minutes.
Add tomatoes and sauce and cook about 2 minutes.
Add beef and green onions.
Serve over hot rice. . (Yield-6)
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