The human diet contains thousands of antioxidants—nutrients that may help do everything from preventing wrinkles to killing off cancerous cells. But while many
foods from chocolate to popcorn promise these health benefits, your best bet for a long, vibrant future begins
Lycopene, an antioxidant that can combat free radicals (molecules or ions that can damage healthy cells and suppress your immune system), gets the credit for tomatoes' ability to help protect against some cancers, including lung cancer. If possible, opt
for Classica tomatoes—in a study of 13 tomato varieties, Classicas ranked highest in lycopene.