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Tomatoes contain vitamins C and E, anticancer properties and may ease symptoms of asthma. Adding fat (as in olive or vegetable oil) boosts the absorption of the valuable antioxidant lycopene and vitamins further as well as cooking.
Pulses are little nuggets of protein, soluble and insoluble fibre (which can help lower cholesterol, prevent strokes, heart disease and the rapid rise of blood sugars; ideal for diabetics), potassium (helps to balance body fluids), iron, zinc and many B vitamins.
Peppers are a rich source of vitamin C, E and B6 and again have anti-cancer properties.
The sulphur compounds in garlic which create its odour also offer many health benefits from minimising the risk of heart disease, certain cancers (colon, stomach and prostrate), can help to prevent stomach ulcers and is a natural antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal food.