Though tomatoes are rich in fiber and antioxidants, we get more lycopene from cooked tomatoes when compared to raw. Lycopene helps fight depression, heart disease and cancer, and gives tomatoes its bright red color. Adding fat to your meal when eating foods such as tomatoes maximizes the body’s absorption of fat-soluble phytonutrients. So, this saar (soup) with coconut ticks all the boxes. Tomatoes have an anti-inflammatory effect that protects muscles and may help athletes recover after exercise, and also helps reduce asthma. Supplements cannot replace the phytonutrients in tomatoes effectively.