By Dana Jacobi for the American Institute for Cancer Research Ignore home-gardeners boasting about the plate-size tomatoes on their vines and running ears of corn straight from the stalk to the pot. Local produce can provide pleasure equal to homegrown if vegetable gardening is not an option for you. Corn's sweetness and crunch are irresistible. Tomatoes are unique for their luscious combination of tart-sweet flavor. Purists enjoy them seasoned with only salt and pepper. However, fat helps our bodies utilize the abundance of carotenoids in tomatoes and corn, so a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil on tomatoes and a light brushing of butter on corn is both delicious and smart.Toss in some fresh herbs, for flavor and health benefits, as well. Try a mixture of basil and spearmint on tomatoes and cilantro on corn.