Learn how you can stay healthy by noshing on these anatomically-shaped eats.
The human body speaks its own language, with which it advises us on how we should nourish ourselves in order to boost vitality of our body organs. The similarity between human body organs and some food items is not accidental by any means. Let’s have a look at some of the ‘food-looking’ body parts, or ‘body-looking’ food items:
1. Carrot like Eye
When you slice a carrot, you will notice that the layers inside are very similar to the iris of the human eye. Carrots contain beta-carotene, which our body converts into Vitamin A, an important nutrient for the eye’s overall health. Deficiency of the Vitamin A can easily lead to eye dryness, swollen eyelids, corneal ulcers, or even blindness – well worth keeping an eye out for!
2. Celery like Bones
Celery contains the essential mineral calcium, which is vital for the development and maintenance of strong and healthy bones. Celery also contains Vitamin K, which suppresses the decrease in spinal bone mineral density and helps to prevent bone loss that every woman experiences during menopause. Whether you serve it raw, crispy or cooked, celery will enrich your body with phytonutrients, minerals and vitamins.
3. Clams like Testicles
Studies have offered evidence that clams, which bear a resemblance to testicles, are actually good for the male sex organs. “Research from the Netherlands has suggested that supplementing your diet with folic acid and zinc—both of which clams are high in––can have a significant effect on improving semen quality in men.
4. Ginger like Stomach
If you think that ginger was only made to accompany your favorite salmon sushi, you are very mistaken! Ginger root, which resembles the human stomach, contains gingerols and shogaols, which have been shown to help treat upset stomachs, ease motion sickness, and relieve nausea and stomach flu. Ginger has always been one of the main ingredients in the Chinese, Japanese, Arabic and Indian cuisine as it helped to disinfect bacteria in the food and boost the digestion process.
5. Ginseng root like human body
Ginseng root looks like a human body, and it is a holistic cure for nearly all ailments.
6. Grapefruit like Breasts
Grapefruits contain natural compounds called limonoids that have been shown to help in fighting cancers, as they have the natural ability to induce the death of cancerous cells. Limonoids have also shown cytotoxicity to colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, neuroblastoma, leukemia, and many others.
7. Grapes like Alveoli of the Lungs
Grapesresembles the alveoli of the lungs. The lungs are made of branches of ever-smaller airways that finish up with tiny branches of tissue called alveoli. These structures allow oxygen to pass from the lungs to the blood stream. A diet high in fresh grapes has shown to reduce the risk of lung cancer and emphysema. Grape seeds also contain a chemical called proanthocyanidin, which is thought to reduce the severity of asthma triggered by allergy. One reason that premature babies struggle to survive is that, these alveoli do not begin to form until 23 to 24 week of pregnancy.
8. Beans like Kidney
Kidney Beansactually heal and help maintain kidney function and are shaped exactly like the human kidneys (hence their name). Kidney beans provide a variety of minerals and vitamins, and so are generally beneficial for your health. If your kidneys are healthy, kidney beans can — when consumed as part of a balanced diet — contribute to your kidney health. If your kidneys are diseased, you might need to moderate your intake of kidney beans.
9. Mushroom like Ear
Mirroring the structure of a carrot, when you slice the mushroom in a half, you will see it resembles the shape of a human ear. Mushrooms contain Vitamin D which is essential for our bones, (as it helps the body to use calcium) especially the tiny ones in the ear, which transmit sound to the brain. Research has also shown that most of the patients that are reported with bilateral cochlear deafness are associated with Vitamin D deficiency. If you suffer from hearing problems (apart from the ones that occur when your bank calls), supply your body with essential vitamins from mushrooms.
10. Olives like Ovaries
Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries. An Italian study found that women whose diets included a lot of olive oil had a 30% lower risk of ovarian cancer. The reasons are unclear, but the healthy fats in the oil may help suppress genes predisposed to causing cancer.
11. Tomato like Heart
When you cut a tomato in half, you will see many chambers that resemble shape of the human heart. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, an antioxidant which helps to reduce the risk of heart disease and some types of cancer. Tomatoes are also rich in potassium, which is recommended to patients with high blood pressure as it helps to lower it. Vitamin B6 found in tomatoes also helps to convert the dangerous chemical homocysteine, which damages blood vessel walls, into other harmless molecules.
12. Avocado like Uterus
Aztecs called avocado the “fertility fruit” thanks to its big source of Vitamin E that balances the hormones, sheds off baby weight, and helps to prevent cervical cancer. It is very interesting that avocado not only resembles baby in the womb, but it also takes exactly 9 months for one avocado to blossom to a ripe fruit.
13. Walnut like Brain
14. Broccoli like Cancer Cells
The close-up of tiny green tips on a broccoli head looks like 100 of cancer cells. A team of researchers at US National Cancer Institute found if a weekly serving of broccoli was enough to reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 45%.
15. Onions like Body Cells
Onions look like the body’s cells. Research shows onions clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes.