16:59 25 July 2016
It has been long said that that we are what we eat. Well, a recent study has shown that many fruits and vegetables resemble the body part of organ that they are good for. Examples are walnuts (which look like tiny brains), kidney beans (which look like kidneys), and carrots, (which look like eyes when sliced).
In an article for Healthista, Carly Jade Cochrane reveals the 12 healthy foods, which look like the body part they benefit.
· Walnut: Brain – Both the brain and walnut have distinct creases and wrinkles. Putting their pictures side by side, they may even look like the left and right hemisphere. Walnuts are good for the brain as they contain a high content of omega-3 fatty acids and develop over three dozen neuro-transmitters that support brain function.
· Celery: Bones – Celery is a great source of silicon, which is a component of the molecular structure that gives bones strength. Aside from having the same look, long stalks of celery and bones also share another thing in common: both contain 23per cent sodium.
· Oranges and Grapefruits: Breasts – These fruits aid the movement of the lymph in and out of the breast. Also, grapefruit contains substances called limonoids that have been shown to prevent the development in human breast cells.
· Sweat Potatoes: Pancreas – Sweet potatoes help pancreas to function properly as it is high in beta-carotene, an antioxidant that protects against cancer.
· Tomatoes: Heart – A sliced tomato resembles the structure of the heart. The fruit is good for the organ as it contains lycopene, a plant chemical that reduces the risk of heart disease and several cancers.
· Banana: Smile – Bananas contain a protein called tryptophan, which gets converted into a chemical neurotransmitter called serotonin, also known as the “happy chemical.”
· Avocado: Uterus – Avocados, which are often shaped like a light bulb or uterus, are a great source of folic acid that can help reduce the risk of cervical dysplasia.
· Grapes: Lungs – A diet rich in grapes has been shown to reduce the risk of lung cancer and emphysema.
· Ginger: Stomach – One of the best benefits that ginger can offer is aiding digestion. Used for more than 2,000 years to calm the stomach and cure nausea, ginger is listed in the US Department of Agriculture’s database of phytochemicals that prevent nausea and vomiting.
· Mushroom: Ears – Mushrooms contain vitamin D, which is vital for healthy bones including the minuscule ones in the ear that carry sound to the brain.