Enough data now convincingly shows that people who consume high amounts of tomatoes or tomato products are at a substantially decreased risk of numerous cancers, says the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  So, if you needed an excuse to eat them before, add this one to the list.  Tomatoes are such a versatile fruit any they’re easy to grow in your own backyard.

We’ve planted four different types of cherry tomatoes this year, red and yellow, and my two kids just love going out to the vegie patch to collect them every couple of days.  They look so good that the kids have now started eating them – at the vine!  They can’t even wait until we get inside. 

So don’t neglect your ‘matoes – you may just be adding years to your life!