Have you ever taken out time to observe closely that certain fruits and vegetable actually resemble human organs to such an extent that can actually be called a scaled down version of our body parts. And what is more fascinating is the realization that these foods are in fact wonderful for the body parts they reflect.
With chambers inside and the seeds encased like blood vessels, pomegranates contain punicalagins that benefit the heart and blood vessels. The fruit lowers cholesterol, lowers blood pressure and melts away heart blockages. Is the crown on the exterior significant too? Believers say the rich antioxidants in a pomegranate make it the king of fruits with its health benefits.
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, dietitian for Focus28 Diet, “they have a very high content of omega-3 fatty acids, which help support brain function.”
Shaped like a kidney, kidney beans heal and help our kidneys function better. Kidneys contain soluble and insoluble fiber and are low in fat, which enhances cardiovascular health and helps keep your blood pressure low. Kidney beans are low in sodium, sugar and cholesterol, and they are an excellent source of low-fat protein. For a vegetable source, kidney beans provide a wide range of amino acids. It also provides magnesium and potassium. Deficiencies in magnesium and potassium can increase the risk of developing kidney stones.
A cross section of a carrot looks exactly like the pupil, iris and radiating lines of the human eye. Not surprising then that carrots are rich sources of Vitamin A also known as retinol which prevents night blindness. Carrots enhance blood flow to the eyes and help them function better.
Celery leaves look like bones and like bones have 23 per cent sodium. Celery helps replenish the skeletal needs of our body. “Celery is a great source of silicon, which is part of the molecular structure that gives bones their strength,” says Dr. Moulavi.