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Tomatoes and canker sores

Tomatoes and canker sores


Frequently, people suffering from canker sores avoid eating tomatoes.

The tomato is the most commonly-eaten fruit in Europe. This low-calorie vegetable (15kcal per 100g) has high vitamin content (vitamins C, A & B9). Its red pigment, called lycopen, is among the most powerful anti-oxydants, preventing cardio-vascular diseases, prostate cancer and helping regulate cholesterol levels.

20% of people suffering from canker sores believe that tomatoes cause canker sores. 28 % feel that tomatoes aggravate their canker sores.

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In the USA, 8 million people have canker sores more than once every two month

Tip of the day:

Check that you do not take a medicine likely to cause canker sores