Tomatoes are an abundant source of lycopene. Lycopene is a carotenoid and has significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Including tomatoes in your daily diet can reduce your risk for inflammatory health conditions. Lycopene is a fat-soluble nutrient, which means that it works best when used with dietary fat. Olive oil is a great source of healthy fat. Look for the low-sodium variety when buying pre-packaged tomato products. Also check the labels for the sugar content.