do you like to eat raw tomatoes?

Philippines
May 15, 2007 8:07pm CST
my aunt phoned me just this week to tell me about the good effects of eating raw tomatoes. not only is it good for the skin but also for fighting and preventing cancer! :) have you known this fact already? do you like the taste of raw tomatoes? :)
5 responses
@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
19 May 07
I have never really enjoyed tomatoes to be honest with you. However, I have also never heard that they are good for the skin. How are they good for the skin? If this is the case I am going to start eating them! cheers,
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• Philippines
19 May 07
trust me, they really work wonders for your skin. take this, when i had chicken pox, i really cant help but scratch my face which ended up having scars. my mom made me drink tomato juice as well as make me eat raw tomatoes. miraculously, the scars were gone and now, i am a believer of the great effects of tomatoes.
@brimia (6584)
• United States
18 May 07
I like raw tomatoes very much, as long as they're ripe but not overly ripe. I like them in salads or just sliced with a little garlic salt sprinkled on them.
• Philippines
19 May 07
well, just a little suggestion, maybe you should also try to steam fry your tomatoes along with other veggies because there have been studies that we can maximize the benefits of the lycopene we get from tomatoes by heating them. :)
@brimia (6584)
• United States
19 May 07
I've heard this too...I also eat lots of cooked tomatoes in sauces.
• Philippines
19 May 07
hehe, tomatoes are really healhty. :) bon appetite! :)
• Netherlands
18 May 07
Didn't really know about those facts but thank you for sharing...now I know. I do like eat raw tomatoes especially for in my salads. Sometimes I just cut them in thin slices put them in a glass, add some water and sugar....love it !!!
• Philippines
19 May 07
sure, id share all the healthy thoughts i know because i am a health advocate. i am surrounded by people who are getting sick and having cancers thats why i am very vigilant and consicous about health.
@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
16 May 07
Yes, I love raw tomatoes! I eat them in salads raw, and also I had a thing of cherry tomatoes that I bought and they looked so good I ate some plain right out of the container. I had heard they were very good for you but didn't know exactly why. Good to hear about the cancer :) Raw tomatoes are yummy and healthy!
• Philippines
19 May 07
well, i'd also like to add that tomatoes have lycopene which are also good for the skin. they aid in making the skin look so glowing and young looking. :) made you want to eat more tomatoes, right? :)
@PsychoDude (2018)
• Netherlands
16 May 07
How else do you eat them? :S Cook them, boil them, bake them, throw them in the oven, microwave them? I just always eat them raw, either in salad or sliced with pepper and salt. Especially the last is absolutely awesome in taste.
• Philippines
19 May 07
yes, we cook em and boil em! :) i havent tried having tomato with sliced pepper and salt. thanks for the idea. :)