“The study and contemplation of nature are foods for the heart and mind.”
Have you ever wondered why some health foods resemble parts of the body? And why they are especially beneficial for those organs and not others? Does the coincidence surprise you?
The fact that Nature is wise is something we all know, but speaking to us in such an obvious way is shocking.
They say the truth is that Mother Earth does nothing random or without reason, everything has a purpose, even though we may not be able to see it. We’d like to share with you this list of 11 similarities between certain health foods and our organs, as well as the functions they perform in the body.
Health Foods related to Body Functions
1. Carrots and the eyes
Carrots are a really important food for our health, especially our vision thanks to their high content of beta carotene. They also contain significant amounts of vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, C, E, K and coline, as well as minerals like potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium and phosphorus, making it one of the best health foods you can eat.
These nutrients are especially important to vision health. To give you an idea, if your body didn’t have any vitamin A, you’d suffer from night blindness. In addition, it helps prevent cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
If you cut a carrot across the width, you’d see how the interior resembles the silhouette of a human eye. You’d notice how the lines resemble the pupil and iris.
You can eat as many carrots as you like. Although cooking carrots brings out their sweet flavor, it causes them to lose their antioxidants properties that are beneficial to the visual system.
Carrots are mostly carbohydrates and a source of dietary fiber that doesn’t contain saturated fats or cholesterol. In addition, its low calorie count (40 calories per 3.5 ounce serving) makes it an ideal food for weight loss.
2. Strawberries and the teeth
As you can see in the image below, the tooth profile and the interior of a strawberry are really similar. On top of being a natural teeth whitener, strawberries promote strong, healthy, teeth and also promote the health of the gums and oral cavity.
3. Ginger and the stomach
Another item at the top of the list of healthy foods, ginger has been used in Oriental medicine for centuries to calm upset stomachs. If you look closely, you’ll see that this food has a similar shape to the stomach.
4. Tomato and the heart
If you look at a tomato that’s been cut in half, you’ll notice that it has different compartments where the seeds are located. This distribution is really similar to that of the heart.
Tomatoes are one of the top health foods. They are rich in licopene, a vegetable pigment that protects the heart from cardiac disease and counteracts the negative effects of cholesterol.
Curiously, there are other foods which lack the characteristic red color, yet contain licopene, like beans and parsley.
5. Beans and the kidneys
The physical similarities between beans and the kidneys is more than apparent. This food has a powerful cleansing effect on this organ. In traditional Chinese medicine they’re used to improve and strengthen renal function.
6. Oranges and the mammary glands
Oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit resemble human breasts in an extraordinary way. They contain properties that promote the natural lymphatic drainage of the mammary glands and inhibit the development of cancer cells in the breasts.
7. Figs and the sex organs
Figs increase libido and fertility in both sexes. In addition, this fruit contains large quantities of vitamin B6, which is responsible for the secretion of serotonin, the happiness hormone.
8. Nuts and the brain
Nuts are the ideal food for the brain due to their high content of omega 3, omega 6, and omega 9 fatty acids. What’s truly surprising is that the folds, wrinkles and even the shape of the shell are identical the the cerebral distribution in humans.
Nuts maximize the development of neurotransmitters and help maintain the chemical balance in the brain. There are studies that support the fact that consuming nuts regularly helps fight diseases like depression and dementia.
9. Avocado and the uterus
As you can see, the shape of an avocado is really similar to that of the female uterus. On top of the many benefits it provides, here are some curious facts:
- Avocados contain folic acid, a substance that promotes pregnancy.
- Folic acid reduces the risk of cervical displasia, a precancerous illness.
- Another curious fact is that the avocado takes 9 months to mature from flower, the same amount of time it takes a baby to grow in the mother’s womb.
10. Celery and the bones
Celery, with a bone-like appearance, curiously affects bone strength. The radius and ulna of the arm are like long, slender stalks of celery.
This food contains high concentrations of silica, fundamental for strengthening bone structure. In addition, it’s rich in calcium, another element necessary for our bones. Their striking similarities go even further: both bones and celery are composed of 23% sodium.
11. Bananas and the hands
It’s well known that bananas are high in potassium, which is necessary for healthy joints as well as avoiding joint and muscular degeneration.
Nature is truly amazing and sends us messages through the language of similarities, a language which we are just beginning to understand. It’s essential to learn to read it because as we get closer to nature, we get closer to ourselves.