Learn how to stay healthy by eating fruits and vegetables whose shape remind us of certain body parts
Every child has heard that if he or she eats certain food, good health will follow- for example, “eat carrots to improve your sight”.
There may be a truth in all that because lots of foods are look-a-likes to certain body parts. Here are ten of them, which are not only similar to human body parts but also have a lot of nutrients, which help the body organs function properly.
If you look at a single carrot divided in half, you will notice that it has the same shape of human eye’s iris and pupil. We have already mentioned that carrots are the path to good eyesight.
The experts claim: “Carrots are full of vitamins and antioxidants such as the beta-carotene, which decreases the possibility of experiencing macular degeneration- one of the top reasons for bad eyesight in adults”.
Nuts -- Brain
The nut ridges and lines in the whole nutshell, remind us of the human brain. If you look at it from the front you will notice that it is divided in half which looks like the left and right hemisphere of the human brain.
Additionally, it is no wonder that the experts refer to it as the “brain food”. According to them, the nuts contain a large amount of omega 3 fatty acids which improve the brain function.
The long celery stalks are almost identical to the human bones and at the same time are very nutritive to them. “Celery is a great source of silicon which part of the molecular structure that enables the bones to be elastic and hard”- experts say.
According to another interesting coincidence the bones contain 23% of sodium just like the celery.
The light bulb-shape that the avocado has reminds us of the woman’s uterus, so if you consume avocado regularly you will improve the health of the uterus significantly.
“The reasons behind this, is the high level of folic acid, which decreases the risk of cervical dysplasia which means pre-cancerous condition”- experts state.
According to scientific studies, shells which look like the human testicles are actually great food for the male reproductive organs.
“Studies conducted in Netherlands reveal that if you provide your body with enough folic acid and zinc – key shell ingredients- you can improve your spermiogram quality” -- scientists reveal.
The similarities between citrus fruits- like lemons and grapefruit- and female breasts are more than a coincidence. “The grapefruit contains a high level of ingredients known as limonoids, which lower the risk of breast cancer.” – doctors claim.
If you cut a tomato in half, you will notice the similarity between the tomato and the most important human organ- the heart.
Studies have shown that the lycopene inside the tomatoes helps in decreasing the risk of heart diseases. Furthermore, if you mix the tomatoes with a small dose of olive oil and pieces of avocado, you help the absorption of the lycopene increase about ten times.
Red Wine- Blood
The red wine is full of antioxidants and polyphenols, including the powerful resveratrol- and this gives its similarity to the blood.
When you consume it, you actually consume healthy ingredients which battle against the destructive substances like LDL cholesterol which causes heart diseases. “The wine also contains ingredients which filtrate the blood and that lowers the risk of a heart attack “ –experts claim. All this implies, of course, if the wine is consumed in regular amounts.
Everyone who at least once tried a ginger drink and has had stomach problem, will tell you that the ginger works. Because of that, it can be said without doubt that there is a secret bond between the ginger and the stomach, and it’s not only in the physical appearance.
“The gingerol is an ingredient that is responsible for the characteristic taste of the plant, and it has been introduced to the American Phytochemical Doctor Database as the plant which has the ability to prevent vomiting and nausea”- experts state.
Sweet potato- Pancreas
The sweet potato and its lengthy shape look like pancreas and at the same time, it affects this organ’s health.
“The sweet potatoes are full of beta-carotene, which is a powerful antioxidant protecting, all body tissues and organs including the pancreas, against various diseases and damages as well as aging”- scientist say.