Benefit Cosmetics History

benefit cosmetics history
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Introduction "Let thy medicine be thy food." Hippocrates, the father of medicine, must have had the tomato in mind when he made this statement thousands of years ago. Now, in a world where drugs and supplements dominate, it appears that conventional medicine has forgotten the healing power of food. Modern science knows that food provides vitamins, minerals and calories for energy, but does it believe that food offers any real medical treatments? With the discovery of bioactive compounds in whole foods, science is beginning to understand the wisdom of Hippocrates. In no other food is this trend truer than the tomato. The tomato is known as a powerhouse of nutrition. It contains a multitude of vitamins and minerals that act to support health. However, it was not until the discovery of the carotenoid lycopene that modern science began to truly recognize the healing power of the tomato. Lycopene has recently become the poster child of bioactive substances found in food that demonstrate health benefits. Among these benefits, the risk of prostate and breast cancer decreases due to lycopene.11 Lycopene appears to have a favorable effect in treating many other cancers such as: lung, stomach, colorectal, oral, esophageal, pancreatic, bladder and cervical cancer.11 Also, research has shown lycopene to lower the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and reduce heart disease,1,2,5,6 as well as increase the resistance to lung cancer and exercise induced asthma.7,9 There is even some evidence that lycopene in tomatoes may help to prevent cataracts,32,33 age-related macular degeneration34 and sunburns.31 More and more research appears to show that lycopene assists the immune system in protecting the body from illness.15 Despite all the wonderful health benefits of lycopene, there is one problem. The reductionistic model of isolating single compounds for drugs and supplements has been applied to the tomato and thus, lycopene. New lycopene supplements are hitting the market at an astronomical rate. Mounting evidence suggests that these lycopene neutraceuticals do not have the same impact as tomato food products.11,23 Once lycopene is isolated from the tomato there is risk of losing the other beneficial effects of this superfood. It is the whole tomato that provides superior benefit in regard to health. Lycopene acts synergistically with other tomato compounds to provide a unique medicine. The benefits of tomatoes and tomato products are often attributed to the carotenoid lycopene; however, isolated lycopene appears less beneficial than using whole tomato. Other compounds in tomatoes and tomato products that act alone or interact with lycopene are important.23,57 This suggests that the tomato may be "thy medicine," and lycopene is one of its powerful constituents. History of the Tomato The tomato plant is native to South America. It was introduced to Europe sometime in the 1500's by the Spanish. Soon after the tomato arrived in Europe it became a staple food of southern Europe. The Italians are especially known for their love of the tomato.35 The tomato belongs to the Solanaceae family which is also known as the "deadly" Nightshade family. Because the tomato belongs to the Nightshade family, and the Latin name for the tomato plant is Lycopersicon lycopersicum, which literally means "wolf peach," it has in the past given the tomato a false reputation of being toxic. In fact it is the tomato leaf that is toxic and not the fruit or tomato. Lycopene, the Star Player? The red color found in tomatoes is due to lycopene; therefore, the redder the tomato, the higher lycopene content. Thus, yellow and green tomatoes are relatively low in lycopene. One explanation of the powerful antioxidant effects of lycopene may be due to the fact that lycopene is not converted to vitamin A (?-carotene or ?-carotene). This suggests that red tomatoes do not have enzymes to convert lycopene to ?-carotene or ?-carotene.11 Therefore lycopene is available to act as a potent antioxidant in the body, which will promote health. Lycopene is also found in other foods such as: watermelon, guava, grapefruit, papaya and apricots as shown in the table below. Lycopene in various foods in mg/100 wet weight Apricot, dried Grapefruit, raw pink Guava, fresh Guava juice Papaya, fresh Tomato sauce Tomato paste Tomato soup, condensed Tomato powder, drum or spray dried Tomato juice Tomatoes, fresh Sun-dried tomato in oil Tomatoes, cooked Watermelon, fresh 0.86 3.36 5.40 3.34 2.00-5.30 6.20 5.40-150.00 7.99 112.63-126.49 5.00-11.60 0.88-4.20 46.50 3.70 2.30-7.20 Taken from: Clinton, -S.K.1998. Lycopene: Chemistry, Biology, and Implications for human health and disease, Nutrition Review,56(2)P35-51. The lycopene found in tomatoes has been studied extensively in both humans and animals. Lycopene is now recognized as a powerful substance in the fight against cardiovascular disease and various cancers. One study investigated
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