Sunday, December 09, 2007

KETCHUP LOWERS CHOLESTEROL


Like many Brits, my brother loves tomato ketchup. Over 73 million bottles of Heinz Tomato Ketchup have been sold over the past 12 months alone and this lucrative market is continuing to grow. It seems that Britons can’t get enough ketchup, even though I myself hate it and much prefer brown sauce. Finnish researchers have now discovered that eating tomato ketchup every day actually helps to lower cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Apparently Britain’s favourite sauce works by attacking so-called “bad” cholesterol. Good news for my brother and other ketchup lovers everywhere!

3 comments:

Kyle & Svet Keeton said...

Hi Naomi!

Thank you for interesting and useful information. Really, nobody in my family eats to much ketchup but it's better to know!

Best regards,
Svet and Kyle

Sheila said...

I hadn't heard this. Ketchup in the U.S does have a lot of sugar and salt. I heard the same products in the U.K. have less sodium. Strange.

Naomi said...

You are welcome Kyle and Svet. My brother loves Ketchup and was quite surprised to hear this.

I hadn't heard this before either Sheila. It's funny how similar products are manufactured in a different way in other countries of the world