Have you ever wondered how the shape of a produce can benefit a body part that looks similar to it? If they have still gone unnoticed, the shape of a walnut or an avocado quite resemble a human brain and a human uterus respectively. Apart from them, there are certain other foods as well that look much like a human body part. The interesting fact is that they often benefit the organs in our body that they look alike and keep us healthy. Read on to find out which foods resemble a human body organ and enjoy eating them for the nutrition they offer.
Widely known as a helping food to create transmitters in the brain functions, the shape of a walnut resembles the brain greatly. Walnuts have a right and a left hemisphere as well and folds just like the brain. Walnuts have been claimed to be quite beneficial for the brain.1
With the deep red color and four chambers, tomatoes look very similar to a human heart. Tomatoes have a high content of iron and potassium in them as well, which makes it a very heart-healthy food.2
While it looks very much like the uterus of a woman, avocados have proved to be beneficial for your ovaries and uterus as well. It has been found that by eating just one avocado a week, you will easily prevent the risk of getting affected by ovarian and cervical cancer. Eating avocados balance the hormones as well. This is because avocados are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.3
Celery stalks look very similar to the bones in our body. Our bones contain almost 23 percent sodium, the exact amount of sodium present in celery as well. You will be happy to learn that celery has proved to supplement the needs of our skeletal system to a large extent. So, remember to eat enough celery to benefit your bones.
5. Sweet Potato
Eating sweet potato can balance the blood sugar levels in your body and is great for your pancreatic health. To remember that fact, notice that sweet potato looks like our pancreas. Eat more of them every time you want to boost your pancreatic health.
Although ginger has its own odd shapes, it often resembles a stomach. It has also proved to aid in digestion and successfully treat nausea, gastric issues, stomach upset, and stomach swelling.5
Grapefruit and other citrus fruits look much like a woman’s breasts. Grapefruits successfully assist in the movement of lymph glands through the breast, and this prevents the chances of women getting affected with breast cancer.6
Button mushrooms look very similar to human ears. If you are still doubtful about it, cut a mushroom into half and notice how they resemble the shape of your ears. Mushrooms have a high content of vitamin D that improve hearing and also, positively affect the health of the bones. So, button mushrooms can be your go-to food for your ear health.7
Clams look like a man’s testicles. In fact, not only they look like testicles but having clams have proved to improve the health of male reproductive organs as well. So, start having clams, you young men out there!
|↑1||Poulose, Shibu M., Marshall G. Miller, and Barbara Shukitt-Hale. “Role of walnuts in maintaining brain health with age.” The Journal of nutrition 144, no. 4 (2014): 561S-566S.|
|↑2||Böhm, Volker. “Lycopene and heart health.” Molecular nutrition & food research 56, no. 2 (2012): 296-303.|
|↑3||Ibiebele, T. I., C. M. Nagle, C. J. Bain, and Penelope M. Webb. “Intake of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and risk of ovarian cancer.” Cancer Causes & Control 23, no. 11 (2012): 1775-1783.|
|↑4||Abdel-Aal, El-Sayed M., Humayoun Akhtar, Khalid Zaheer, and Rashida Ali. “Dietary sources of lutein and zeaxanthin carotenoids and their role in eye health.” Nutrients 5, no. 4 (2013): 1169-1185.|
|↑5||Langner, E., S. Greifenberg, and J. Gruenwald. “Ginger: history and use.” Advances in therapy 15, no. 1 (1998): 25-44.|
|↑6||So, Felicia V., Najla Guthrie, Ann F. Chambers, Madeleine Moussa, and Kenneth K. Carroll. “Inhibition of human breast cancer cell proliferation and delay of mammary tumorigenesis by flavonoids and citrus juices.” (1996): 167-181.|
|↑7||Mattila, Pirjo, Anna-Maija Lampi, Riitta Ronkainen, Jari Toivo, and Vieno Piironen. “Sterol and vitamin D 2 contents in some wild and cultivated mushrooms.” Food Chemistry 76, no. 3 (2002): 293-298.|