There are no shortage of websites indicating that research shows huge health benefits of eating lots of cooked or taking folic-acid supplements ( and for men and not just for pregnant women. Here is just one such link: http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/supplements/folic-acid ) as well as adults taking small daily doses of aspirin. Here are just some for the health benefits of eating cooked tomatoes:
perhaps the most impressive being:
however, there is an awful lot of flawed research and misinformation when it comes to claims about health effects of various foods, vitamins, supplements, drinks etc.
For example, if you look hard enough, you can find many websites indicating that research shows that taking vitamin C prevents the common code. Here is one:
“...Overwhelming evidence shows that vitamin C prevents common colds ...”
the problem is that it has been scientifically proven that taking vitamin C does NOT prevent the common cold!
So just because there are many websites saying research shows there are health benefits from taking X does not mean that is probably true.
So here is my questions:
Does eating lots of cooked tomatoes really give significant health benefits or is that claim just based on flawed research?
Does taking folic-acid supplements really give significant health benefits ( and not just to pregnant women ) or is that claim just based on flawed research?
Does taking small daily doses of aspirin really give significant health benefits or is that claim just based on flawed research?