Survivalist Tip: Along with the other fruits and grains I’ve mentioned, think of stockpiling tomatoes. Tomatoes are indigenous to the Americas, although some Italians like to think they’ve always had them for their pizzas. The ancient Aztecs first cultivated tomatoes in the 8th century A.D. They’re actually a fruit and not a vegetable, a fact that usually sends vegetarians into fits of denial. Tomatoes now are considered a miracle health food, since they’re rich in antioxidants. Lycopene, which gives tomatoes their red-orange color, is the main element. Remember, antioxidants protect against heart disease and some cancers. But, some studies have shown that lycopene is especially effective against brain tumors. It’s obvious then that too many people lack lycopene in their diet – severely! Don’t be one of those people. The Mayan gods don’t look kindly upon people who deliberately put themselves at risk for stupidity.