The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC


March 21, 2007

Tomato sauce good for your health

I recently caught a special on UNC-TV about health and dieting and anti-aging tactics. It was so interesting that Hobert and I sat and watched the entire thing and then I went out and bought the doctor’s book. The name of the book is "You On A Diet" by Dr. Michael Roizen. He was fascinating to watch. He explained how your body uses the things that we put into it and he explained it in terms that anyone could understand.

One of the most interesting things that he said was that some foods are so good for you that they should have a town named after them. There are several of those. However, he said that tomatoes are so good for you that they should have a country named after them. But, to get that benefit, they must be cooked. Raw tomatoes are certainly healthy foods, but to get the doses of lycopene that will help protect you from cancer and help control your weight, etc., it must be concentrated. What he is talking about is tomato sauce. According to Dr. Roizen, it takes 165 tomatoes to make 10 ounces of tomato sauce.

I love it when someone tells me to eat something that I love to eat anyway! Of course you still have to use common sense and pair it with healthy pasta, preferably whole grain pastas.

The first recipe is a favorite of mine because I love anything that comes from the ocean. It’s not always easy to find good clams in Tarboro, but it can be done from time to time. So, if you can’t find them this week, tuck this recipe away and pull it out during that week at the beach. You can make this dish healthier by using whole grain pasta. Even though the ingredient list is long, it isn’t a difficult dish to create. This recipe uses the tomatoes instead of tomato sauce but is delicious. You can add tomato sauce to this recipe easily and it will still be great.

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