If you don't like tomatoes, you won't like what we are about to tell you. Tomatoes are rich in a cancer-fighting ingredient called lycopene. The antioxidant-rich phytochemical has a long list of benefits from pain relief to cancer prevention. It supplies the body with antioxidants and it helps prevent various types of cancer, most notably prostate cancer. But don't fret. Although we get most of our share of this vital nutrient from tomatoes, there are other sources of lycopene that you can have in case you don't fancy tomatoes.
Guavas: This delicious fruit is chockfull of lycopene, which can calm down inflammations in your body and protect against oxidative stress.
Papaya: The best thing about lycopene in papaya is that it is more bioavailable than the lycopene in tomatoes and carrots. This means that your body gets to use lycopene from papaya better than the other sources.
Watermelon: Here's one more reason to look forward to summers. Apart from being a great source of lycopene, this inexpensive fruit is also abound in B vitamins, especially B1 and B6, as well as minerals such as potassium and magnesium.
Grapefruit: This pale-pink fleshed citrus is another good source of lycopene. This nutritious fruit is also full of beta carotene.