Every child has heard the healthy-eating mantra: “You are what you eat.” But there may be a closer resemblance between good-for-you grub and your body than you thought. We found 5 foods that mirror the body parts they provide nutrients. Though these healthy foods are beneficial to the whole body, the list below is a fun reminder of what to eat to target specific areas.
The folds and wrinkles of a walnut bring to mind another human organ; the brain. The shape of the nut even approximates the body part, looking like it has left and right hemispheres. And it’s no surprise walnuts are nicknamed “brain food”—according to Lisa Avellino, dietician for Focus28 Diet, “They have a very high content of omega-3 fatty acids, which help support brain function.
Mushrooms : Ears
Beyond all the cartilage you see that makes up the exterior of your ear, lies some teeny tiny bones that help your ears receive sound. When they are sliced and turned sideways, mushrooms actually look like ears.To keep your bones strong, chow down on some mushrooms. They are packed with vitamin D which helps keep your bones strong and highly functioning. Without healthy ear bones, your hearing would be significantly lacking.
Red Wine : Blood
Now you can officially say that your glass of red wine at supper is a healthy choice – right? When it comes to its relationship with your blood, absolutely! Not only does wine and blood look very similar, but they also have a close relationship.Red wine has blood thinning properties which actually work to help prevent blood clots. Long-term, wine can have a hand in preventing heart attacks and strokes as a result. Remember, everything in moderation!
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
Sweet Potatoes: Pancreas
The oblong sweet potato bears a strong resemblance to the pancreas, and also promotes healthy function in the organ. “Sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene, which is a potent antioxidant that protects all tissues of the body, including the pancreas, from damage associated with cancer or aging.