Finally tomato season! And this super fruit (yes, tomato is technically a fruit, not a vegetable) may protect you from things like diabetes to harmful sunrays. A new study from Stockholm University, shows that a glass of tomato juice a day, may make you less stressed. In the study, 15 people were asked to cycle on a stationary bike prior to having their stress levels measured. After that they were given a glass of tomato juice a day for five weeks and then back on the stationary bike. After five weeks, the stress from the cycling had on an average disappeared completely. After another five weeks, during which the cycling resumed but no tomato juice was being offered, the stress levels were up again. The positive effects of the tomato on stress levels have to do with its antioxidants, especially lycopene.

Slow-baked tomatoes
Slow-bake your tomatoes and serve with pasta or on top of crostini. You can also add or mix them into a tomato pesto, perfect to both meat and fish. Keep refrigerated and use within a week. This recipe was found at

2 lbs tomatoes
2 garlic cloves
2 Tablespoons olive oil
a few branches of rosemary
1 teaspoon flake salt
Pre-heat oven to 210 F. Halve the tomatoes and remove seeds. Peel and slice the garlic cloves. Mix garlic and tomatoes with oil, rosemary, and salt. Put on a baking pan on top of baking paper and bake in the middle of the oven for four hours.