EDITOR'S NOTE: Both of the items covered in this article are chemically sprayed heavily. Choose organic or locally grown on small farms you know.
'While eating an apple a day could keep the undertaker away, a cooked tomato may be the biggest source of a powerful antioxidant to prevent disease.
Eating tomatoes can help reduce the risk of cancer, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. Not only that, but cooked tomatoes are actually better for you than raw ones.
U.S researchers found the juicy vegetable is the biggest source of powerful antioxidant dietary lycopene, and unlike other fruit and vegetables it has greater potency after it is cooked.
Lycopene is the red pigment in tomatoes and several fruits. According to the UT scientists, it is a potent carotenoid -- a group of naturally occurring pigments essential for plant growth -- with a high ability to quench singlet oxygen.'