Home / Healthy Recipes / A tasty recipe rich with healthy antioxidants

 

emailheader-recipes

The Antioxidant Rainbow: Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

baked stuffed tomatoes

The best way to get a healthy range of antioxidants is to eat fruits and vegetables representing all colors of the rainbow. Antioxidants, natural chemicals found in plants, help protect the body from free radicals, compounds formed naturally in the body that damage tissues and may contribute to a variety of chronic conditions, such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer.

Each color contains different antioxidants, try this easy tomato recipe tonight!
A sprinkle of Parmesan and a drizzle of olive oil transform tomatoes into the perfect side dish. Or try sandwiching them between slices of your favorite whole-wheat country bread.

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tomatoes, halved horizontally
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 450° F.
  2. Place tomatoes cut-side up on a baking sheet. Top with Parmesan, oregano, salt and pepper. Drizzle with oil and bake until the tomatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition

Per serving : 91 Calories; 6 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 4 g Mono; 4 mg Cholesterol; 6 g Carbohydrates; 3 g Protein; 2 g Fiber; 375 mg Sodium; 363 mg Potassium

Key Ingredient Benefits

Olive Oil: This type of oil contains numerous antioxidant polyphenols in addition to monounsaturated oleic acid. Both help support fat metabolism and cardiovascular health. Studies suggest a healthy combo of olive oil and fish oil (omega 3s) can work together in maintaining a pro-inflammatory/anti-inflammatory balance.

Parmesan Cheese: This cheese is a good source of calcium. One ounce of grated or shredded Parmesan cheese has about the same amount of calcium as a glass of whole milk. Also, since Parmesan cheese is so flavorful and satisfying, you can substitute a few sprinkles of Parmesan for cheddar or mozzarella.

Tomatoes: Tomatoes are a good source of the flavonoid antioxidant, lycopene. Studies have shown that lycopene may offer protection from skin damage and skin cancer. Another flavonoid abundant in tomatoes is Zeaxanthin, which helps prevent age related macular disease (ARMD). This fruit, which is often thought of as a vegetable, is also a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium.

Summary
Recipe Name
Grilled Salmon with Chorizo and Fingerlings
Published On
Preparation Time
Cook Time
Total Time
Average Rating
no rating Based on 0 Review(s)
 

Recent Healthy Recipes

 

Live Better Longer

Your true biological age is determined not by years but by the state of your body’s structure and functions.

There are two remarkable benefits that healthy aging offers:
First: don’t get sick as you age.
Second: restore your health and eliminate your health concerns

The key to healthy aging is a robust energy metabolism which supplies cellular fuel you use to maintain your health.

The more regularly we supply our bodies with appropriate nutrition, the better our health will be. You can take control of your health and have a vibrant and active life.

 

Clinically proven to work

newslogos

CNN Reports, “Juvenon tackles a universal aging problem.”
WebMD Reveals, “Age-related conditions may be REVERSED…”
Seen by Millions on ABC’s 20/20
Called a breakthrough by BBC NEWS

Results so effective, Juvenon is making headlines…

  • National Geographic
  • TIME magazine
  • Linus Pauling Institute
  • Newsweek
  • Discover magazine
  • The Oprah magazine
  • NY Academy of Sciences
  • AND MANY, MANY MORE
 

A Lifetime of Creating True Medical Breakthroughs

Dr Bruce AmesOver 512 publications have made Dr. Ames the most quoted scientist in America. He has received dozens of awards including, the National Medal of Science from the President.