Wisdom Wednesday #54 – 10 Foods That Look Like The Body Parts They’re Good For

It’s Wednesday! I’m feeling so much better. My energy is at about 50-60% on and off and for that I am thankful. This month I am focusing on my health which is ironic, because I didn’t anticipate that I would be sick for almost three weeks this week. Sticking to the theme of health todays Wisdom Wednesday is an article about the foods that help different organs of our bodies stay healthy. I found the original article on SoulSpot.com and it is written by Erin Janus. It’s a great informative read that can assist you to develop healthier habits in your life.

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10 Foods That Look Like The Body Parts They’re Good For

Tomatoes resemble the heart more than any other fruit,  and they are loaded with lycopene which has been referred to as heart and blood food.  The consumption of lycopene has been proven to help reduce the risk of heart disease.  Tomatoes are also a great source of Vitamin C which is crucial for heart health!
6)  Mushroom – Ear
A sliced mushroom has the shape and resemblance of a human ear,  and mushrooms are good for ear health!   They are a great source of vitamin D, which is essential for preventing hearing loss.  So hear me out: eat your mushrooms.
7)  Avocado – Uterus
Avocados are shaped like the uterus and cervix, and avocados have been shown to balance hormones and prevent cervical cancer!  And guess what?  Just as it takes exactly 9 months for a baby to fully develop in the womb, it takes an avocado exactly 9 months to grow from a blossom into a ripened fruit!
8)  Ginger – Stomach
Ginger looks like the stomach and aids in digestion!  Ginger has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for stomach health.  Gingerol, the ingredient that gives ginger it’s strong scent and taste, is listed in the USDA database of phytochemicals as having the ability to prevent nausea and vomiting.
9)  Grapes – Lungs
Grapes, especially heirloom concord grapes, resemble the alveoli of the lungs.   The alveoli of the lungs allow oxygen to pass from the lungs to the bloodstream.  A diet high in fresh grapes has shown to reduce the risk of lung cancer!  Grape seeds also contain a chemical called proanthocyanidin, which can reduce the severity of allergy-triggered asthma.
10)  Sweet Potato – Pancreas
A sweet potato has a striking resemblance to the pancreas, and has been shown to help the pancreas do its job by helping to stabilize blood sugar levels. Sweet potatoes are also naturally high in Vitamin B6,  which studies have shown inhibits the growth of pancreatic cancer!
To learn more about this, study The Doctrine of Signatures or Teleological Nutritional Targeting.  It is the study of the relationship between the attributes of fruits, vegetables and herbs and how they closely relate to the organs and body parts they help!