Friday, September 16, 2016

12 Foods & Their Body Part Doppelgängers (Foods that look like the body part they're good for)

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Have you ever looked at your food and thought about its striking resemblance to a particular body part? 

No, you're not imagining things. NATURE knows how to nurture your body. And it never ceases to amaze me... 

Want to know what to eat to improve the health of a specific part of your body? Take a look at the foods in your fridge and note their striking resemblance to certain body parts. 


Nature's Pharmacy

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. And wouldn't you know, carrots improve blood flow and function of the eyes. 
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A Tomato, cut in half, resembles a heart ~ both have 4 chambers and are red. Loaded with lycopene, tomatoes are helpful in maintaining heart health. Fun Fact: Processing tomatoes INCREASES the bio-availabilty (ability for your body to absorb all the nutrients) of LYCOPENE (unlike most foods). For instance, Lycopene in tomato paste is 4X more bioavailable than fresh tomatoes! 


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Grapes resemble the aveoli in the lungs. Consumption of this fruit can reduce the risk of lung cancer and emphysema. They also contain a chemical call proanthocyanidin, which is believed to reduce the severity of allergy triggered asthma.
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Perhaps my favorite foodie doppelganger: the walnut. There's no denying that it looks like a shrunken brain! Want to boost your brain power for that meeting, test, interview? Grab a handful of walnuts. 

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Kidney Beans. Any guesses as to what body part these little legumes are good for? Anyone.... anyone...? Kidney function! And they sure do like little human kidneys.
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Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb, these vegetables look a lot like bones. Fun Fact: Bones and these foods are BOTH 23% sodium, which reinforces bone strength, (in moderation, of course).
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Avocados, eggplant, and pears are wonderful for the womb and cervix of the female and look just like them. Studies show that consuming 1 avocado a week balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. Would  you believe that it takes exactly 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit?! Nature is truly a masterpeice.
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Fig Leaf anyone? Always wondered where the idea for the original male undies came from... Now I have an inkling it may stem from the fertile familiarity of figs being full of seeds, hanging in pairs as they grow. Remind you of anything in the male anatomy? Well, figs increase the mobility and numbers of male sperm to help overcome sterility.
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Sweet Potatoes (one of my FAVORITE foods) look like the pancreas and help to balance the glycemic index (blood sugar levels) of diabetics. Boom!

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Olives are good for your ovaries and look a lot like them too. No surpirse there.
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Flashback to middle school... when you started sporting your first training bra. Remember giggling with your friends and comparing your boobie size to certain citrus fruits? I do! And little did my twelve year old self know that citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruits, help to maintain the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.
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Onions look like the body's cells, zoomed way in. Hate it when your eyes tear up cutting onions? Well, the body produces those tears to wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. Overall, one of their main functions is to aid in the removal of waste/toxins from the body's cells.
  

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Next time you sit down to eat, take a moment to think about what you are eating and how it correlates to the health of a particular body part....



Blissfully Yours,


Tatiana 



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