We hear the saying, “you are what you eat” all the time in different contexts. Here are 12 foods that look like the part of the body they most benefit. See how many of these foods you have in your daily diet.
For your overall and future health, eat healthy, whole foods daily to fuel and support our bodies’ healing processes from environmental factors and overall stress. Getting high-quality proteins, fats, carbs, and an array of colors daily keeps us satisfied and away from fake junky foods out there.
A rule of thumb is that the smaller the ingredient list, and the easier the ingredient list is to pronounce, the healthier it is. Whole, healthy foods will have a synergistic blend of nutrition that will positively affect the whole body and the mind and spirit.
Interestingly enough, some foods even look like the organ or body part they support the most. So, I want to run through some examples of foods that explain the saying ‘you are what you eat.’
- Carrots for the eyes. You’ll see when we cut the carrot it resembles an eye. You can even see patterns that look like the pupil and iris. Carrots are filled with vitamins and antioxidants, like beta-carotene, that promote eye health and protect against cataracts and macular degeneration.
- Walnuts for the brain. You see the folds, and even left and right hemispheres. Walnuts are brain food! They contain a very high content of omega-3s, which are a fabulous anti-inflammatory and promote overall brain function.
- Celery for bones. I tell clients working on bone regeneration to eat at least two spears of celery daily (why not try it with natural walnut butter?). They are a great source of silicon, which is associated with increased bone mineral density.
- Avocados for the uterus. This shape resembles the shape of the uterus, and avocados support reproductive health as well. They are a great source of the B vitamin folate, which reduces the risk of cervical dysplasia and the health of your future offspring. Turn it upside down, and it looks like a head and the brain. Folate is vital for mental health, a balanced mood, and so on. Avocados are also another excellent food for omega 3s – an anti-inflammatory and super brain food.
- Grapefruits for breast health. This round citrus fruit contains substances