Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Daily Dose of Lycopene

It's the time of the year for a good dose of lycopene, one of the most powerful natural antioxidants.  Lycopene has been shown to improve the skin's ability to protect against harmful UV rays. With the heat wave we are having, we need all of the protection we can have against the harmful rays.

 I love, love sliced tomatoes sprinkled with salt, pepper then chilled. A plate of these beauties goes well with any meal (in my opinion). 
South Arkansas grows the best tomatoes you can ask for. I look forward to buying a box to have until my tomatoes are ripe. The green ones in the picture below are mine....not yet ripe. I will enjoy Warren tomatoes in the meantime.



tomatoes

I have been battling vertigo this week.....have you ever had it?  Awful!  Sunday I didn't move from the bed.  Laid very still facing the front, not turning head in the least.  Monday I staggered around and finally went to the Dr.  I couldn't imagine what was wrong with me.  I'm thankful it wasn't anything serious.  He gave me some exercises to do to help.  Can't believe there are exercises for dizziness.....I don't think they burn many calories but oh well if I can walk straight and turn my head again I'll be happy!!

15 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Do you have sinus trouble Nanny? Inner ear trouble can also cause vertigo and some medications. Have you been taking lots of aspirin or Tylenol lately? Did the MD check your blood pressure? Do you get out of breath walking up stairs or feel unusually tired? If so, get a cardiac check up. I don't want to worry you --it's probably nothing serious-- but the nurse in me wants to ask all thse question ..lol Feel Better!

Those tomatoes look so good ..I ahve itty bitty ones growing on my plants and I can't wait till they grow and turn red!

T's Daily Treasures said...

I hope the exercises help. Didn't know there were exercises for vertigo. It's gotta be better than taking medicine though.

My 12 year old loves tomatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper. I love a good old fashioned tomato sandwich. And I eat my watermelon and cantaloupe with salt -- everyone here thinks I'm crazy!

Hope that dizziness goes away. Take care and have a great day. Tammy

nanny said...

Pat, thanks so much for your concern. I appreciate it. I had a bad sore throat last week and really feel it contributed to it. I was worried about blood pressure but it was fine. No shortness of breath. I am glad to have a resident nurse....don't go away/ha. If it doesn't clear up I will definitely follow up.

EG Wow said...

Vertigo sounds absolutely awful...so please DO take care of yourself!

I LOVE tomatoes!

Tricia said...

So sorry you're having problems... how did you get it? Is it caused from inner ear problems? Or sinus problems?

I'm patiently waiting for mom's tomatoes... eat em like an apple w/ salt! heheheee =)

Grandmother said...

Heal quickly. The tomatoes here in Italy are greenish, funny looking pumkinny things that taste divine! One caprese sandwich daily!

Just a Girl said...

Those tomatoes look absolutely amazing! I am craving some good sun-bathed fruit and veggies; we just haven't had that proper dose of summer sun here yet.

I hope you feel better soon! I am 24 and have had some slight vertigo off and on, and it always leaves me queasy and frustrated. I usually attribute mine to sinus/inner-ear problems, and it passes after a few days, but I know everyone is different. I will pray for you, I know that must be so hard. :o(

~Just a Girl

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

I am so sorry for you! I have NOT had vertigo but have heard so many people say it is AWFUL! Hope it is better by now!

As for tomatoes...YUM! CANNOT WAIT to have fresh! We are a long way from fresh here in Ohio!

MarieElizabeth said...

I am pretty sure I could not live without tomatoes. They are a constant in my world, but I do love them best in the summer when they are fresh from my garden.

Betsy said...

Feel better!!!

I have blossoms! Yay!

Farmchick said...

Interesting that there are exercises for vertigo. Do get well.

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Marguerite said...

Those tomatoes look fab! I'm eating them like crazy, too! The only time I have vertigo is when my hypoglycemia acts up.(low blood sugar) The antidote is to eat some protein, and then I'm fine. Hope you feel better soon!

Deb said...

love tomatoes...I've never had vertigo but it sounds terrible...had a sinus infection last week no fun....

Gypsy Heart said...

I have vertigo often, I'm sorry to say. It has to do with my inner ear & allergies. Did the Dr advise you to do the Epley Manuever? It's one of the most popular. My Dr used to prescribe Meclazine for me...now it's over the counter. You will need to ask the pharmacist for it. I keep mine by my bed as I usually wake up & find that the vertigo has struck! I've had to hold on to the walls to get to the bathroom. The Meclazine will help with the nausea too...a real lifesaver. Drink tons of liquids...mostly water, as it helps to flush the system. I so hope you are feeling much better! If you have any additional questions, let me know.

xo
Pat