If you take a good look at the most healthy foods you consume, you will undoubtedly notice that they do resemble certain objects.
As for the vegetables and fruits we encounter in our everyday lives, they resemble bodily organs. Moreover, they can contribute to the healthy functioning of the very organs they resemble.
- Carrot – eye
A slice of carrot looks exactly like a human eye. According to research, eating carrots considerably improves blood flow to the eyes. The typical carrot color is due to a pigment called beta-Carotene (the body uses it as a source of vitamin A), which ensures that the retina and other parts of the eye function properly.
Beta-Carotene reduces the risk of developing cataracts.
Other foods that could help your eyesight include lettuce (it contains lutein and zeaxanthin), egg yolks (source of lutein and zinc), citruses and wild berries (rich in vitamin C), almonds (vitamin E), salmon, tuna fish and mackerel, all rich in Omega 3 fatty acids.
- Tomato – heart
A tomato looks like a heart more than any other vegetable or fruit. It has 4 chambers and its color is red, just like the heart is red and has 4 chambers.
Research has proven that tomatoes are rich in lycopene and they do guard the heart’s health. Lycopene intake reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Tomatoes are also a great source of vitamin C, which is essential for cardiac health.
Other foods that are good for your heart include yogurt, resins, beans, apples, walnuts, hazelnuts, pistachios, and dark chocolate.
- Grapes – lungs
Grapes resemble the alveoli in our lungs. Our respiratory tract consists of ever-tinier branches, which end in tissue sacks called alveoli.
Such a structure allows oxygen to pass from the lungs into the blood flow. It has been proved that a diet containing grapes reduces the risk of lung cancer or emphysema.
Grape seeds contain a substance called proanthocyanidin, which is believed to relieve the symptoms of allergic asthma.
One of the reasons premature-born babies struggle for life is the fact that these alveoli are formed only after 23-24 weeks of pregnancy.
To preserve the health of the lungs it is also recommended to drink more water, eat pomegranates (they slow down the growth of tumors), chili peppers (they contain capsaicin, which improves blood flow and stimulates the mucosa), as well as apples (vitamins C and A).
- Beans – kidneys
A bean is shaped exactly like a human kidney and beans help maintain the functioning of kidneys.
Beans supply our bodies with a variety of minerals and vitamins that are essential for our health. Even if you have no kidney disorders, a balanced diet including beans can boost your health.
What is interesting about beans is that they are high in fiber, proteins and iron and this fact makes beans especially valuable as food.
Other foods that have a beneficial effect on kidneys are cabbage, cauliflower, onions and garlic.
- Avocado – uterus
The avocado is an exceptionally healthy vegetable which ensures the proper functioning of the uterus and cervix. It is shaped like the cervix.
Research has shown that pregnant women who regularly include avocado in their diets are capable of balancing their hormones much more easily, avocado can also help them lose weight, even prevent cervix cancer.
An interesting fact a baby takes 9 months to develop fully in the mother’s uterus, and the avocado, similarly, needs 9 months to grow from a flower to a fully developed fruit.
- Celery – bones
Celery looks like a bone, more or less.
This vegetable strengthens the bone system. Bones consist of 23% sodium, which can be naturally supplied through consuming celery.
Celery also contains, vitamin K, potassium and vitamin C. 100g of celery contains 1,6 g fibers.
- Sweet potato – pancreas
The sweet potato amazingly resembles the pancreas, and has been proved to supplement ts function by stabilizing blood sugar levels.
Sweet potatoes also balance the glycaemic index with diabetics. They have a high content of vitamin B6, which has been scientifically proved to suppress pancreatic cancer!
- Mushroom – ear
A slice of mushroom accurately replicates the shape of a human ear. Mushrooms are a great source of vitamin D, which is essential for preventing hearing deterioration and loss.
- Ginger – stomach
The ginger root looks like the human stomach and similarly, it is a well-known, effective and pleasantly spicy way of fighting digestive disorders.
Although not quite established in some regions, there are regions where this spicy plant is widely used in various cooking recipes.
Ginger consumption can be healing and beneficial.
If you suffer from delayed digestion, ginger is the optimal remedy that will cure stomach disorders and help you get rid of extra gases.
Ginger helps with gallbladder secretion, which in turn improves digestive processes. An interesting fact is that drinking a glass of warm water with ginger will dispel or at least relieve the first nausea symptoms.
- Walnut – brain
Walnuts with their typical hemispheres very much resemble the human brain. Studies show that walnuts are among the best foods for them.
The human brain is almost 60 % structural fat and it requires very high-quality fatty acids to keep it sufficiently liquid and flexible. Membrane cells are made up of essential lipids, including omega 3 fatty acids.
These keep membranes flexible and optimize the influx of electrical impulses. Studies have also shown that eating walnuts can ease the cognitive functions later in life and reduce the risk of premature death.
- Fig – testicle
Figs are known in traditional medicine for their power to boost the number of produced spermatozoa in the male reproductive system, as well as for overcoming male sterility.
Figs produce loads of seeds and break after ripening.
They are also a great source of many substances the human body needs and benefits from, such as calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin A, phosphorus and vitamin K.
Figs also contain lutein, zinc, selenium, copper and folic acid.
- Ginseng – the human body
Looking closely at ginseng roots, most people see a whole human body.
Each ginseng branch has 5 leaves, just like the human hand; the middle leaf is the longest, like the human middle finger. There are several types of ginseng, shaped differently and resembling the different parts of the body.
There is a saying that if a part of your body is ailing, you should eat the corresponding ginseng part. For example, if you are having internal organs problems, eat the main root of the ginseng.
If your legs and feet are troubling you, eat the lateral and fine roots. For kidney disorders the fruits are recommended.
The apparatus naturally grows within the wood of trees, it looks like a tumor and is effective in preventing or treating tumors in the human body.
- Grapefruit – breasts
Grapefruit, oranges and other citruses look exactly like the mammary glands in a breast and help improve breast health and the movement of lymph to and from breasts.
The grapefruit contains chemicals called limonoids which have been proved to inhibit the development of cancer within the human breast tissue.
- Banana – smiles
Bananas contain a substance called tryptophan. Once absorbed, it turns into serotonin, which in turn sends “happiness” chemicals to the brain.
Serotonin is well-known and widely referred to as the happiness hormone.
- Onions – cells
Onions look like the cells in the human organism. Research shows that onions can cleanse all body cells of waste. Even the tears that onions cause clean the eyes’ epithelial layer.
The phytochemicals in onions optimize the effectiveness of vitamin C in the body, thus helping strengthen immunity. Onions also contain chromium, which helps regulate blood sugar.
- Olives – ovaries
Olives boost the functions and health of ovaries. A study carried out in Italy established that women whose diets included more olive oil are exposed to a 30% lower risk of ovary cancer.
The reasons for this are not entirely clear, but the healthy fats in the olive oil can help you suppress the genes which raise the risk of developing cancer.
- Broccoli – cancer cells
If you look closely, the tiny green broccoli heads look like a hundred cancer cells. A US research team has concluded that one broccoli dish a week is enough to reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 45%.
Broccoli is also a rich source of proteins and vitamin C.
- Oysters – testicles
Research shows that oysters are especially good for the male reproductive organs.
Studies carried out in the Netherlands established that an oyster diet contains plenty of zinc and folic acid, which can significantly improve the quality of semen.
In March 2015 Italian and American scientists tested raw oysters using a process called high-performance liquid chromatography to detect the specific amino acids present in oysters.
They detected D-Aspartic acid (DAA) and N-Methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA), which they injected in rats.
These amino acids reacted with other chemicals in the bodies of the rats and led to intensified synthesis of testosterone in males and progesterone in females, boosting their libido. The medical specialists concluded that oysters and clams are a powerful aphrodisiac.