More Information : Tomatoes
Raw tomatoes are very healthy, but cooking them releases even more of their health benefits.
Lycopene is more concentrated in cooked or processed tomato products and is more easily absorbed. Cooking the tomato in olive oil allows your body to absorb the lycopene even better.
The pH balancing effects of tomatoes have long been used as a salve for dry or acne-prone skin. Some of the world’s finest spas use tomatoes in body wraps for rejuvenating skin. They take advantage of the natural alpha hydroxyl exfoliating element of tomatoes.
Tomatoes may help block the effects of nitrosamines, the strongest carcinogen in tobacco smoke.