Inhibiting Platelet Activation with Tomato Seeds

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DESCRIPTION: The yellow fluid around tomato seeds appears to suppress platelet activation without affecting blood clotting. This anti-inflammatory effect may explain why eating tomato products is associated with lower cardiac mortality.

The video that I set up the background on the role of platelet activation is Inhibiting Platelet Aggregation with Berries (

One of my favorite videos, The Tomato Effect (, is actually not about tomatoes at all, but talks about the power of a diet composed entirely of plants to combat the heart disease epidemic. After all, Heart Disease Starts in Childhood (

I do have some others that really do touch on tomatoes, though:
• The Fruit Whose Juice is Healthier (
• Preventing Strokes with Diet (
• Enhanced Athletic Recovery Without Undermining Adaptation (

More on kiwis here:
• Kiwifruit for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (
• Kiwifruit and DNA Repair (
• Kiwifruit for Insomnia (

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