I have been searching for the most interesting things that only a few people would ever take time to put together. Well I did it has to do with the foods that we eat, now when we were all children our parents told us from the beginning “you are what you eat” so here are foods that look like the body parts that they are good for but, one of them has a surprise.
1. Sweet Potato: Pancreas
Now the sweet potato bears a strong resemblance to the pancreas and also promotes healthy function in the organ. Many will tell you that Sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene which is a potent antioxidant that protects all tissues of the body including the pancreas from damage associated with aging or cancer. I can only imagine those that have pancreatic cancer could do with the wonders of sweet potatoes in their diet it might help prevent future cancer cells from ever coming back.
Have you ever reach for a glass of ginger ale when you had a stomachache? Well you know about the antinausea effects of ginger so, it would be fitting that the herb somewhat resembles the digestive organ. According to Dr.Moulavi gingerol is the ingredient responsible for ginger’s pungent scent and taste so, this is listed in the USDA database of phytochemicals as having the ability to prevent nausea and vomiting. No wonder I love the taste of Ginger ale and I will continue to drunk it every day whenever I want a soda.
3. Red Wine: Blood
Red wine, which is rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, including powerful resveratrol, looks like blood. “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.” Well when I do drink Alcohol I tend to go on the lines of Champagne and not wine unless its a formal dinner so, I will go more on the lines of Red Wine rather than the Pink Champagne that I ever so enjoy.
4. Tomato: Heart
What a minute? Tomatoes are better for the heart? What happen with Garlic? I was told I was in great Heart health and never touch tomatoes because I do not like the way they taste unless they are a paste. Maybe years of eating both Garlic and Tomato paste has made my heart healthy and strong unlike other fruits and vegetables. Slice open a tomato and you’ll notice the red veggie has multiple chambers that resemble the structure of a heart. “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, she adds, if you mix them with a little fat, like olive oil or avocado, it will boost your body’s lycopene absorption nearly tenfold.
Yuck! I hate Grapefruit the only thing that grapefruit is good for is a toner for your skin because the taste makes me sick. This extremely tart citrusy fruit has a great resemblance to Breasts Grapefruit contains substances called limonoids, which have been shown to inhibit the development of cancer in lab animals and in human breast cells. So I better find a way to eat grapefruit for the sake of health for my breasts.
Okay first of all this is gross because I love clams and I always go out whenever possible to eat fried clams or New England Clam Chowder. Studies have offered evidence that clams, which bear a resemblance to testicles, are actually good for the male sex organs. “Research from the Netherlands has suggested that supplementing your diet with folic acid and zinc—both of which clams are high in––can have a significant effect on improving semen quality in men,” says Dr. Moulavi.
7. Avocados: Uterus
Aww man I got to eat Avocados for the rest of my life? I hate eating this fruit or vegetable or whatever you want to call it. Yeah this is good for your Uterus ladies so I guess we have to eat more of this stuff than anything else. The lightbulb shape of an avocado looks like a uterus, and it supports reproductive health as well. “Avocados are a good source of folic acid,” says Elizabeth Somer, registered dietician and author of Eat Your Way to Happiness
. “Folate has been found to reduce the risk for cervical dysplasia, which is a precancerous condition.
I thought Milk was good for the bones because I drink 2 liters of milk a day which is 1/2 the liters of how much water I drink. I drink 4 liters of water a day which is a lot but, moving on to celery. Long, lean stalks of celery look just like bones—and they’re good for them, too. “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. Well I guess me adding Cream of Celery soup in my pressure cooked dishes really paid off and I might add Cream of Celery soup to my slow cooked dishes as well because getting healthy is a number one priority.
This must be the actual size of my brain because I was told Fish was brain food. Haha just kidding. Yeah I love walnuts and I do laugh at that joke what do you call nuts on the wall. The folds and wrinkles of a walnut bring to mind another human organ: the brain. The shape of the nut even approximates the body part, looking like it has left and right hemispheres. And it’s no surprise walnuts are nicknamed “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.” Long Live Walnuts!
Well we were told for years that carrots are good for our eyes and in the last twelve years it has been shown that spinach is better for our eyes than carrots. You can eat the two together when promoting good eye health. Slice a carrot in half crosswise and it’s easy to see that the veggie resembles an eye—look closely and you’ll even notice a pattern of radiating lines that mimic the pupil and iris. And the old wives’ tale is true: 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
Okay that’s it for now because this was interesting and I hope to find more interesting things to uncover on my blog so, until then i’m bored.