Nature has so beautifully created foods so that we would understand based on their appearance to what body part, organ specific food is good and healing for. The below is definitely not a complete list, but you will get the idea. You might want to bring next to reading this article an anatomy book, or simply use Google. You'll be amazed to see how organs, body structures resemble different foods.
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Eyes and Carrots- carrots are a source of lutein, beta-carotene, anti-oxidants. Beta-carotene converts into vitamin A, helping you in the dark. Next time you chop a carrot, just look at the pattern inside and compare it to your eye. Another food similar to eye and also contains lutein and antioxidant, is a blueberry (similar to our iris).
Bones and Celery- celeries have silicon, which help with bone strength. Celery is also a good source of vitamin K, which helps together with calcium to build stronger bones. It also contains potassium, which neutralise acids that pull calcium out from the bones.
Brains and Walnuts- walnuts improve your memory, cognitive memory speed and mental flexibility. They are high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for good brain health.
Head and Coconuts- coconut oil contains MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides), which improve brain function and protect neurons by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress.. Coconut oil is also good to put on your scalp and helps with dryness as well as with split hair-ends.
Stomach and Ginger- ginger contains a compound called gingerol, which has the ability to prevent nausea and vomiting. Ginger also helps with digestive issues.
Uterus and Avocado- avocado helps to support your productive health. They contain folic acid, important to be used when trying to get pregnant and during pregnancy for the baby as it helps to reduce the baby's risk of getting neural tube defects.
Kidneys and Reishi- Reishi mushroom supports both adrenal and kidney health. It promotes energy and stamina, reduces inflammation, reduces production of urinary protein.
Heart Chambers and Tomato- eating tomatoes reduces your blood pressure, also protects the heart from damage during the heart attack, reduces the risk of stroke and improves survival rates in people who have a heart failure. Lycopene in tomatoes help to lower the levels of LDL cholesterol. Also vitamins B, E and flavonoids help to boost your heart health.
Human Body and Ginseng Roots- ginseng supports our whole body health. It increases energy, reduces blood pressure, helps to combat stress, improves our cognition, promotes relaxation.
Lung Alveoli and Grapes- grapes contain anthocyanins, a flavonoid that is important for lung health as we age.
Blood and Beetroot- consuming beetroot can help with blood flow, anemia, blood pressure. Beetroot is rich in iron, important for hemoglobin. It also contains nitrate, which transform into nitric oxide involved in dilating blood vessels and improving body's ability to deliver oxygen-rich blood to tissues.
Ovaries and Olives- olives protect reproductive health as they contain healthy fats important for manufacturing the reproductive hormones crucial for conception.
Testicles and Figs- figs help to enhance fertility and can improve both the sperm count as well as motility.
Pancreas and Sweet potatoes- sweet potatoes are great for supporting both pancreas and spleen health. They contain slow-releasing carbohydrates and also promote healthy blood sugar, which allow pancreas to do its job. It's even said that sweet potatoes can reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer.
Cells and Onions- onions contain vitamin C, sulfur, potassium. Sulfur helps to protect cells from cancer. Vitamin C is a great antioxidant shielding cells from damage. Potassium is required for normal cell function.
Organ meats of animals support the same organs in people. Chicken and beef livers have high levels of B vitamins (including B12), promoting liver health. Animal hearts contain both iron and CoQ10, which support human cardiovascular health. Bone broth from animal bones, hooves improves our bones, ligaments, tendons, bone marrow, skin, gut lining.
As you see nature provides us many clues, how we can support our body function and healing with foods. We just need to pay attention, be curious and include a variety of whole foods in our diet for our overall health.