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The importance of the heart is self-evident. It is an important condition for maintaining the normal operation of life. The American Heart Association's 2019 statistics show that heart disease is madly threatening people's lives. As of 2016, 9% of people over the age of 20 in the United States had coronary heart disease, heart failure or stroke. Cardiovascular disease, as one of the important causes of death in the world, claimed more lives each year than other cancers and chronic diseases combined.
When it comes to lycopene, many people may think of tomatoes. In fact, the two are not the same. Lycopene is a carotenoid that gives tomato red. It has very high antioxidant capacity in all carotenoids and has a positive impact on cardiovascular health intervention. Others directly think it comes from tomatoes, but it's not. In fact, this compound is found in watermelon, grape, grapefruit, plum, persimmon, papaya, mango, guava, citrus, radish, carrot and other fruits and vegetables. Although lycopene has been studied for more than 100 years, its benefits to human health have not been scientifically confirmed until nearly 30 years.
A review by the International Journal of research and review included 23 epidemiological studies, which strongly proved the potential benefits of lycopene to humans. Fifteen of these studies have found that lycopene reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Especially in animal experiments, lycopene has a significant effect on the prevention of cardiovascular disease. This review provides us with a comprehensive understanding of the role of lycopene in human health and disease, so as to obtain a better quality of life.
In addition, an article in the American Journal of epidemiology included data from 10 European countries to evaluate lycopene α- Carotene（ α- Carotene) and β- The effect of carotene on heart disease. In the analysis of similar carotenes, the study also covered the subjects' age, body mass index, socio-economic status, smoking, hypertension, maternal and parental disease history and other factors. The results showed that although the three carotenes had certain positive effects on heart health, lycopene had the greatest protective effect on heart. Therefore, lycopene products or food sources with high content may help people reduce the risk of myocardial infarction.
Although it is known that lycopene, a single nutrient, can protect the heart, the health of the body is protected by known nutrition and unknown nutrition, so the synergy of nutrition can not be ignored. Lycopene has been shown to be more effective in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease in synergy with other naturally occurring phytonutrients. These plant nutrients include β－ A series of carotenoids and phytosterols such as carrot and lutein, among which phytosterols themselves have been proved to be beneficial to change the metabolism of cholesterol in the whole body.
In addition, the maintenance of cardiovascular health is not enough to adjust diet. To realize cardiovascular health, people need to start from the aspects of body, lifestyle and emotion. Only by continuously improving physical quality, choosing a scientific lifestyle and maintaining a peaceful attitude can we have a "strong and healthy" heart.