Everyone has heard the saying “you are what you eat,” which can be interpreted to mean if you eat healthful foods you’ll be healthy and if you eat unhealthful foods you’ll be unhealthy. This for the most part rings true. Well Hippocrates said, “let food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food.” Coincidentally there are natural foods that are similar in appearance to the organs and body parts they are good for.
1. Grapefruit – Breast
Grapefruits along with other citrus fruits resemble female mammary glands and help the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.
2. Carrot – Eye
A sliced carrot looks like a human eye. According to science, eating carrots enhances blood flow to the eyes. Carrots get their color from a plant chemical called beta-carotene, which reduces the risk of developing cataracts.
3. Celery – Bone
Celery looks like the structure of bones. Celery contains silicon, which is half of what give bones their strength. Bones and celery are both 23% sodium.
4. Mushroom – Ear
A mushroom when sliced looks like an ear. Mushrooms contain vitamin D which improves hearing abilities. Vitamin D is also healthy for bones, especially the three small bones in the ear that transmit sound to the brain.
5. Kidney Beans – Kidney
Kidney beans are shaped exactly like the kidney. These beans heal and help maintain kidney functions. Kidney beans provide magnesium and potassium, deficiencies in either can increase the risk of developing kidney stones.
6. Walnut – Brain
Walnuts look like the brain. Walnuts help in developing over three dozen neuron-transmitters within the brain enhancing the signaling and encouraging new messaging link between the brain cells. Walnuts also help ward off dementia.
7. Tomato – Heart
Tomatoes resemble hearts more than any other fruit, they have four chambers and are red in color just like the heart. Tomatoes have lots of lycopene which has been referred to as heart food. Consumption of lycopene has been proven to lower risk of heart disease. Tomatoes also have Vitamin C which is vital for heart health.
8. Ginger – Stomach
Ginger looks like the stomach and it also helps with digestion. It has been used as a natural remedy for stomach health for centuries. Ginger also has the ability to prevent nausea and vomiting.
9. Figs – Testicles
Figs resemble the testicles, they contain seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Studies have shown figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the sperm count as well as overcoming male sterility.
10. Sweet Potato – Pancreas
Sweet potatoes resemble the pancreas and has been known to help the pancreas do its job by helping to stabilize blood sugar levels. They are also naturally high in Vitamin B6 which studies have shown inhibits the growth of pancreatic cancer.