Have you ever wondered on specific foods to eat that will target a particular area of your body?
If yes, then take a seat and relax while I take through these nine foods that look like some of our body parts and how they target those parts.
Health Benefits of 9 Foods to Their Look-Alike Body Parts
#1. Carrot and Eye
When you slice a carrot in a cross-sectional manner, you will notice that the crunchy guy looks like an eye with a pattern that mimics the pupils when you take a very close look at it. And just like our mothers will always tell us, eating a carrot will help promote the general health of your eyes.
Carrots are filled with vitamins and antioxidants known as beta-carotene, this anti-oxidant helps to decrease the chance of macular degeneration which is the leading cause of vision loss in older people.
#2. Walnut and Brain
The physical looks of a walnut bring to mind a typical human brain, one of the most important organ if not the most important.
The folds, wrinkles and shape of the walnut look just like the brain with the left and right hemispheres. No wonder walnuts are nicknamed, “brain food”. Walnuts have a very high content of omega-3 fatty acids, which supports brain function.
#3. Celery and Bone
Long stalks of celery look exactly just like bones and they are absolutely good for the bones. Celery stalks are an abundant source of silicon, which is part of the molecular structure that gives bones their strength. It is also a coincidence that bones and celery are 23 per cent sodium.
#4. Avocados and Uterus
The bulb-like shape avocado looks like a typical uterus, and it provides a great deal of support to the reproductive health. Avocados are a very good source of folic acid which helps to reduce the risk for cervical dysplasia, a precancerous condition.
#5. Clams and Testicles
Research and studies have offered evidence that clams, which bear a good resemblance to the testicles, are actually good for the male sex organs. Research which was carried out at the Netherlands has suggested that augmenting your diet with folic acid and zinc, both of which are contained in clams in a very high proportion, can lead to a very significant in the quality of semen production in men.
#6. Grapefruit and Breast
The glaring similarity between round lemons, grapefruit and breasts may be more than coincidental. Limonoids which is a major content of grapefruits have been found to inhibit the development of cancer in lab animals and in human breast cells.
#7. Tomato and Heart
Pick a knife and slice open a tomato and you will notice the multiple chambers that resemble the structure of a heart. It has been found through studies that the lycopene in tomatoes helps reduce the risk of heart disease in men and women who eat them.
Also, it will boost your body’s lycopene absorption nearly by tenfold if you mix them with a little olive or avocado.
#8. Ginger and Stomach
If you have ever taken a glass of ginger juice when you are experiencing a stomach ache, you will attest to the anti-nausea effects of the stomach shaped food. So it will not be out of place to say that the food somehow resembles the digestive organ.
According to Dr Moulavi, “Because of the high content of gingerol (the constituent responsible for ginger’s scent and taste) in ginger, it is listed in the USDA database of phytochemicals as having the potency to prevent nausea and vomiting.”
#9. Sweet Potatoes and Pancreas
The sweet potato bears a striking resemblance to the pancreas. Sweet potatoes also promote healthy function of the pancreas. Sweet potatoes have a high content of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that shields all tissues of the body, the pancreas, from damage that comes as a result of cancer or ageing.