Below is the ninth brain food in our 10 part series on recipes for your brain: Tomatoes. Do you find yourself trying to find the right diet combination during or post treatment? Ask the Chris Elliott Fund, we can help plan a diet around healthy brain foods. Call, email or leave us a note today: 1-800-574-5703 or[email protected].

The importance of lycopene rich foods like tomatoes has been documented for some time. It is mentioned in literature related to oxidative stress, which may play a role in the causation of the disease. Brain health studies have actually identified lower levels of plasma/serum lycopene in brain impaired individuals.

Key Nutrients

Tomatoes contain several components for good brain and overall health including:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin A (as carotenoids)
  • Fiber
  • Potassium
  • Lycopene

Brain Food #9: Tomatoes

Of course, as in most discussion about epidemiology, nutrition and health, there are always naysayers.  As in all nutritional advice, tomatoes are tomatoes be including in a brain function enhancing and cancer fighting diet as well as other deep colored fruit and vegetables.

We know cooking and preparing these brain foods can get complicated especially if you are balancing treatment, family and work.  We wanted to provide easy and simple recipes to help you start preparing your brain foods today! And we’ve scoured the internet to find a couple of the best recipes to get you started.

Recipe:  4 Ingredient Tomato Sauce


  1. Tomatoes
  2. Unsalted Butter
  3. Yellow onion
  4. Salt

See the recipe.

Ask the Chris Elliott Fund, we are here to help you in your process to plan a diet plan around foods that are healthy for you and your brain. Call, email or leave us a note today: 1-800-574-5703 or [email protected]