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Foods That Look Like Body Parts They're Good For!

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posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 06:15 PM
Now we all love to eat food, some more than others, but it's vital we understand that what goes into our body influences our well-being. Just think, if your body could talk to you, what would it say back? Lay off the excessive alcohol? Stop eating so many foods with saturated fat? I found an interesting article about foods that mirror the body parts they provide nutrients for. So take a look!

Carrots & The Eye

There's a pattern of lines that mimic the pupil and the iris in your eye. Also, it's true that munching on carrots will actually promote healthy eyes.

"Carrots are filled with vitamins and antioxidants, like beta-carotene, that decrease the chance of macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older people," says Sasson Moulavi, MD, medical director of Smart for Life Weight Management Centers in Boca Raton, Florida.

Walnuts & The Brain

There are folds and wrinkles present in a walnut, same with the shape of your brain! There are even "hemispheres" present when a walnut is cracked open. No wonder walnuts are called brain food

...according to Lisa Avellino, dietitian for Focus28 Diet, "they have a very high content of omega-3 fatty acids, which help support brain function."

Celery & Bones

Long, skinny stalks of celery sort of look like bones in the human body. But there's more to their appearance than meets the eye.

"Celery is a great source of silicon, which is part of the molecular structure that gives bones their strength," says Dr. Moulavi. Another funny bone coincidence: "Bones are 23 percent sodium, and so is celery," reports Avellino.

Tomatoes & The Heart

Probably the 2nd most (maybe number 1 in some people's hearts) important organ is the heart. When you slice open a tomato, you'll notice that it has multiple chambers, just like the heart; plus it's red too!

"Studies have found that because of the lycopene in tomatoes, there is a reduced risk for heart disease in men and women who eat them," says Somer.

And last but not least...

Red Wine & Blood

Red Wine, which is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, including powerful resveratrol, looks just like the blood in color.

"When you drink it, you're really loading up on the healthy stuff that protects against destructive things in the blood, like LDL cholesterol, which can cause heart disease," says Somer. "There's also a blood-thinning compound in red wine, so it reduces blood clots, which are associated with stroke and heart disease."

So remember, you are what you eat! or is it, I am what I'm eating?

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posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 06:28 PM
That was cool!

Its like an application of "As above, so below" by nature...

No wonder cannibals look like humans...

Eat well people, this good for you!

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posted on Apr, 23 2012 @ 02:59 PM
S&F for you OP..very interesting thread.

Although these don't have a corresponding body part that replicas the vegetable/fruit's image, they are still very good for certain system or body parts;

Cranberry juice:
is good for urinary tract infections. Why? Because the juice inhibits a type of bacteria that clings to the wall of the bladder and causes infection.

Chicken soup;
fights congestion that comes with a cold. Chicken has an amino acid that thins the mucous lining of the sinuses, thus relieving stuffiness.

Garlic and onions:
kill flu and cold viruses.

is good for your brain. The mineral zinc is found in fish and shellfish. Studies show that even a minimal deficiency of zinc impairs thinking and memory.

fight the bacteria that causes diarrhea.

are a natural antacid. They soothe heartburn or gastric distress.

is good for your spirits. It contains lots of folic acid. If your body doesn't have enough folic acid, you may feel depressed.

Ginger root:
fights nausea caused by motion sickness and relieves migraine headaches. Make a tea of fresh ginger root by simmering it in water for ten minutes.

fight insomnia. Onions contain a mild natural sedative called quercetin.

with acidophilus fights the bacteria that causes vaginal yeast infections.

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