That's because tomatoes and tomato products are rich in an anti-oxidant called lycopene.
For this study, researchers followed more than a thousand men between the ages of 45 and 65 for twelve years.
They found that more of the men with the lowest levels of lycopene in their blood had a stroke as compared to the men with the highest levels.
Overall, those with higher levels of lycopene were fifty-nine per cent less likely to have a stroke.
The authors of this study concluded that eating tomatoes and tomato-based foods is associated with a lower risk of stroke.
And they add that a balanced diet - including more than five servings of fruits and vegetables a day - could also help prevent many strokes.
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Tomatoes Linked to Lower Stroke Risk