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Food and Body: Fun and Healthy Resemblance

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While all fruits and vegetables are important for our well-being, some products mirror particular body parts and supply them with necessary nutrients. Coincidence? Perhaps … Although the following ten products are beneficial for the whole body, these pairs will remind you of what you should be eating to target particular problem areas.

Carrots and Eyes
A sliced carrot looks like human eye—you can easily see the pupil, iris, and radiating lines in the cross-section. Besides its overall health benefits, carrot enhances blood flow to and function of the eyes. It contains many vitamins and antioxidants, such as beta-carotene, which decreases the chance of macular degeneration—the cause of vision loss among the elderly.

Walnut and Brain
The folded and wrinkled walnut will keep in shape another human organ: the brain. You probably noticed quite fascinating resemblance of the nut structure with brain’s subdivision into left and right hemispheres. No surprise that walnuts are often referred to as “food for brain.” Rich in omega-3 fatty acids that support brain functions, walnuts help develop over three dozen neuron transmitters for brain function.

Celery and Bones
Long celery stalks mirror the bones and specifically target bone strength. Just like celery, bones are 23 percent sodium. If there is not enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, making them weak, while celery replenishes the skeletal needs of the body.

Avocado and Uterus
Lightbulb-shaped avocado resembling the uterus targets female reproductive system. It takes exactly nine months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. According to research, when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. It is also a good source of folic acid, which decreases the risk of uterine dysplasia—a precancerous condition.

Shellfish and Testicles
Shellfish, resembling testicles, are indeed good for male sex organs. The research conducted in Netherlands has shown that supplementing the diet with folic acid and zinc—contained in abundance in shellfish—can substantially improve the quality of sperm.

Grapefruit and Breasts
The resemblance between grapefruits or oranges and mammary glands is more than mere coincidence—in fact, the citrus fruits assist the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts. Plus, grapefruit contains limonoids that prevent breast cancer development.

Tomato and Heart
If you cut a tomato in half, you can see that it has four chambers—just like heart. The research has shown that lycopene, bright red carotene found in tomatoes, decreases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. And if you add a bit of fat to your tomatoes—toss them with olive oil or mix with avocado—the amount of lycopene digested by your body will increase tenfold.

Red wine and blood
Red wine, rich in antioxidants and polyphenols, looks like blood. As you enjoy your glass of Shiraz, you are actually guarding yourself against cardiovascular diseases by decreasing the amount of bad cholesterol. Red wine also possesses anticoagulant properties. It eliminates the blood clots that cause heart problems and stroke.

Ginger and Stomach
Ginger root somewhat looks like stomach. Its pungent smell and taste help fight against sea sickness and the symptoms of food poisoning. Danish researchers found out that ground ginger root suppresses nausea and vomiting even in the severe cases requiring hospitalization. It alleviates morning sickness during pregnancy, reduces gas, treats inflammation, and has an ameliorating effect on digestive ailments.

Sweet Potatoes and Pancreas
The elongated sweet potato looks very much like pancreas, and promotes its healthy functioning. It contains a lot of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that protects all body tissues, including the pancreas, from damage related to cancer or ageing. Plus, sweet potato is great for controlling blood sugar and balancing glycemic index in diabetics.


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