You only eat raw tomatoes
Salads and sandwiches shouldn’t be the only time you get your tomato fix. Cooking tomatoes actually makes them healthier. “Cooked tomatoes allow about four times more lycopene to be absorbed into your blood compared to raw,” says Crosby. Cooking it helps the powerful antioxidant lycopene separate from the proteins that bind it, allowing more to be released into the body, he says. Tomatoes are a potent cancer-fighting food.