mind blowing facts about food
It is amazing how Nature has given us hints about food that is beneficial for us in terms of its resemblance to our organs. Following are some examples:
1. Walnut- brain
A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are similar to those of the neo-cortex. Known as the ultimate “brain food”, Walnuts contain vitamin E, folate, melatonin, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants that work to improve brain function.
2. Carrot – Eye
It is clear that a sliced carrot resembles an eye, it even has patterns of radiating lines that look just like the pupil and iris! Beta-carotene (what gives carrots their vibrant orange colour) helps to maintain healthy eyesight, protects against macular degeneration, and the development of cataracts.
Celery, Rhubarb, Bok-choy and more look just like bones structure. These foods specifically target bone strength. Celery contains silicon, which is part of what gives bones their strength. Here’s an astonishing fact: bones are 23% sodium, and celery is also 23% sodium.
4. Tomato- heart
A Tomato has four chambers and is red in color, so also the heart is red and has four chambers. Research has confirmed that tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and it is indeed pure heart and blood food.
5. Avocado – Uterus
Avocados are shaped like the uterus and cervix, and avocados have been shown to balance hormones and prevent cervical cancer! And guess what? Just as it takes exactly 9 months for a baby to fully develop in the womb, it takes an avocado exactly 9 months to grow from a blossom into a ripened fruit!
6. Sweet potato- Pancreas
A sweet potato has a striking resemblance to the pancreas, and has been shown to help the pancreas do its job by helping to stabilize blood sugar levels and can actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics. Sweet potatoes are also naturally high in Vitamin B6, which studies have shown inhibits the growth of pancreatic cancer!
7. Ginger – Stomach
Ginger looks like the stomach and aids in digestion! Ginger has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for stomach health. Gingerol, the ingredient that gives ginger it’s strong scent and taste, is listed in the USDA database of phytochemicals as having the ability to prevent nausea and vomiting.
8. Grapes – Lungs
Grapes, especially heirloom concord grapes, resemble the alveoli of the lungs. The alveoli of the lungs allow oxygen to pass from the lungs to the bloodstream. A diet high in fresh grapes has shown to reduce the risk of lung cancer! Grape seeds also contain a chemical called proanthocyanidin, which can reduce the severity of allergy-triggered asthma.
9. Kidney beans- Kidneys
Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and are shaped exactly like the human kidneys (hence their name). Kidney beans provide a variety of minerals and vitamins, and so are generally beneficial for your health. If your kidneys are healthy, kidney beans can — when consumed as part of a balanced diet — contribute to your kidney health. If your kidneys are diseased, you might need to moderate your intake of kidney beans.
10. Grapefruit – Breast
Grapefruit, oranges, and other citrus fruits resemble female mammary glands and help the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts! According to Dr. Moulavi, “Grapefruit contains substances called limonoids, which have been shown to inhibit the development of cancer in lab animals and in human breast cells.”
So there you have it. Eat wisely, eat healthy and live healthy!