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Match Your Food to your Body Parts!
Matching food to your body parts!
How cool is this? Nature is so amazing that it has shaped certain fruits and vegetables that actually match the shape of certain organs in your body, and the best part… each body part that they resemble, they specifically benefit!
Health Magazine did a great job of matching some of the veggies and body parts…and I added some more!
So let's match food to body parts shall we…
Melons and Citrus Fruits: Well, there's a reason why breasts are SO often referred to as melons, and resemble them! It's because they actually help prevent breast-cancer. Oranges and melons are rich in immune-boosting Vitamin C, and some studies show that Vitamin C heavy diets help prevent breast-cancer. So if you wanna keep your melons cancer-free and feeling and looking healthier than ever, load up on the Vitamin C.
Walnuts: Think… what does a walnut look like? If you guessed brain, you're obviously munching on these delicious nuts more than you realize! Yep, walnuts help with brain function. With their funky lobe-like shape, walnuts are an awesome source of omega- 3 fatty acids. These help the brain cells communicate with each other and are essential to cognitive performance, memory and nerve health!
Carrots: We all know this one… carrots are great for you eyes! Did you notice how the circles inside the carrot resemble the pupil and the iris in your eye? They are rich in beta- carotene, which the body converts to Vitamin A. According to Health Mag., your eyes need Vitamin A to maintain the health of cells in your corneas. I've also read that carrots really help with your night-vision!
Grapes: Grapes in a perfect bunch resemble your heart! Experts say, eating red and purple grapes will help ward off heart disease because they contain flavonoids which also help to prevent cancer and brain-aging. Also, it was discovered that these delicious little pieces of juiciness help control blood pressure!
Tomatoes: Both the tomato and the heart have four chambers and are red. Research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food!
Kidney Beans: Yes, kidney beans actually help maintain kidney function… an easy one to remember!
Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb: look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body. Also, bok choy is a great source of calcium which is essential for keeping the bones strong and dense. Rhubarb is rich in Vitamin-K which helps to activate three proteins involved in bone health.
Sweet Potatoes: look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics. They don't stress the organs that help regulate blood sugar levels.
Avocadoes: Avocadoes, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female… and they look like them too! Today's research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how amazing is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit.
Olives: help the ovaries and prevent ovarian cancer.
Figs: Let's not forget the boys… Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.
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