Foods That Target Specific Body Parts

Mother Nature is clever when it comes to giving us foods rich in the vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants that specific body parts crave. Check out how the shapes of these fruits and vegetables match the body parts they support:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Look like: your pancreas
    Benefit: contain carotenoids that help stabilize blood sugar levels and lower insulin resistance. Dr. Roli Vig, a dentist from Trinity Family Dental, tells us that it is obvious when a client is looking after their health because it is reflected in their healthy teeth and gums. Inflamed and unhealthy gums can lead to other more serious health concerns.

  • Tomatoes
  • Look like: your heart, each has four chambers
    Benefit: loaded with lycopene which helps prevent heart disease, potassium for lowering high blood pressure, niacin to lower high cholesterol and vitamin B6 and folate for healthy blood vessel walls.

  • Avocados
  • Look like: a woman's womb
    Benefit: help balance hormones and support healthy function of female reproductive organs (It takes 9 months for an avocado to grow from a blossom to a ripe fruit.)

  • Walnuts
  • Look like: your brain
    Benefit: high in omega-3 fatty acids which help develop more than 36 neurotransmitters for brain function.

  • Oranges
  • Look like: female mammary glands
    Benefit: with 170 different phytonutrients and 60+ flavonoids, oranges and other citrus fruits promote healthy breasts and the movement of lymph fluids in to and out of the breasts.

  • Onions
  • Look like: your cells
    Benefit: help clear waste materials from your body's cells

Nature is amazing, isn't it? Next time you sit down to a meal or snack, examine your food and see if you can pick up on the innate clues that might be sending you a message of good health.

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