Once you hit 40 your body starts to change and you are likely to encounter health problems you've not had before. Not only will you be more prone to lifestyle diseases but also have a longer recovery time. It is therefore essential to take extra measures to make sure you are hale and hearty. Eating tomatoes can come in handy to keep several diseases at bay. This is because they are an excellent source of the antioxidant lycopene. Tomatoes protect one against the formation of cancer cells in the body. They also protect the walls of the arteries from thickening.