Adding tomatoes to your pasta sauce is a great way to boost your antioxidant intake and lower your risk of developing chronic diseases, in particular prostate cancer. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, an antioxidant carotenoid that fights against the damage of free radicals. This cancer-fighting potential is increased if tomatoes are cooked, which allows these natural compounds to be absorbed more easily.
Yoghurt is a great source of calcium, protein, vitamin B12 and riboflavin, but it’s the probiotics found in some yoghurts that make it particularly beneficial for your health. Probiotics are healthy bacteria with many benefits including promoting a healthy gut and protecting the immune system.