A new variety of tomatoes fortified with minerals called the “super tomatoes” have been developed by British researchers which can improve your immune system and help prevent cancer.
The new tomatoe varieties have been enriched with selenium, a powerful anti-oxidant which could not only boost the immune system but also help prevent cancer. The mineral, found naturally in foods such as Brazil nuts, shellfish and liver, is also important for the thyroid gland, which determines how quickly the body uses energy and also produces proteins.
Low concentrations in farm soil mean little of the mineral finds its way into home-grown foods. There is evidence that a deficiency may lead to heart disease and, while it does not tend to directly cause illnesses, it can make the body more likely to catch infections.