Fun fact: tomato ketchup was originally formulated as a medicine in the 1800s. Rumor has it that it could cure afflictions, such as indigestion, diarrhea, and jaundice. A few years later, people discovered that ketchup is much better as a condiment for French fries and burgers.
Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean that ketchup no longer has medicinal properties. In fact, lycopene-rich ketchup can help cut bad cholesterol levels, improve eyesight, boost male fertility, and prevent prostate cancer. So pour on that ketchup the next time you order fries!