Chen Ben Asher – Functional Nutrition – Silicon Valley – Why do you Want to Drink a Tomato Juice after Physical Activity

Can Tomato juice intake suppress serum concentration of the sensitive indicator of physiological and environmental damage to DNA (8-oxodG) after an extensive physical activity?


This question was addressed by a recent study conducted by Mats Harms-Ringdahl, Dag Jenssen and Siamak Haghdoost (Nutrition Journal May 2012). Researches were looking to see if a tomato juice intake could protect against ROS. The reactive oxygen species which is a marker of oxidative stress which spontaneously arising during the normal oxygen metabolism. A diet full of antioxidants from vegetables and fruits can reduce oxidative DNA damage.

The results indicated that a daily intake of tomato juice, equal to 15 mg lycopene per day, for 5 weeks significantly reduces the serum levels of ROS, after an extensive physical exercise.

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Enjoy drinking tomato juice after physical exercise.


Choose organic & fresh tomatoes for tomato juice!


Reference: Nutrition Journal 2012, 11:29 (2 May 2012)

How to make tomato juice

(2 serving):   


  • 2-3 fresh organic ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 2-4 chopped celery sticks
  • 1 teaspoon of chopped fresh organic ginger
  • ½ fresh organic lemons
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of Himalayan salt
  • ¼ cup of tap water (if needed)


Mix all ingredients through a juicer or in a high-speed blender.

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