By Mercy Okoye
Though the popular adage “you are what you eat” may sound like a cliché, it cannot be overstretched. We have heard it over and over again that good nutrition plays a great role in determining our quality of life. WHO (World health organization) has defined good health as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Thus, the need to keep in mind what we eat, what we think, read, watch and the way we relate with people which are all rudiments of living and staying healthy.
It may amaze us to know that studies have shown that there are some foods which bear a striking resemblance with the organs of the human body they protect. Yes. that’s correct! Which brings us to the topic for today. Below I have shared with us, fruits that benefits organs of the body they look like.
Try slicing a carrot into half, you ll notice a pattern of radiating lines which is a common denominator with the pupils and iris. Sounds like a hoax right? Carrots contains a generous amount of lutein and beta carotene(anti-oxidants) which can help prevent eye damage, protect against age related eye disease as well as reduce the risk of cancer and heart diseases. And If you are having issues with seeing in the dark, you might as well grab a carrot bite!
BANANAS – SMILES
Ever noticed the striking similarities between the shape of bananas and smile? Eat a banana and you are bound to crack a smile. Its high content of the” feel-good chemical” Serotonin makes this possible. They make you feel better, relaxed and reduce stress level due to its high level of potassium and magnesium. So when next, you are feeling all tensed up at work, make banana your friend.
Yes, a tomato a day, keeps the doctor away. Slice a tomatoes open and you ll observe it has multiple chambers that looks just like the heart structure. The lycopene content, vitamin E and antioxidants(flavonoids) in tomatoes helps to reduce the risk of heart disease, reduces your LDL level (bad cholesterol) as well as your blood pressure.
Avocadoes bear the same light bulb shape as the uterus. And it’s generally a great fertility food.
Its rich in vitamin E and folic acid which studies have shown improves the linings of the uterus.
The striking resemblance between the long stalks of a celery and the bone cannot be mismatched.
This is because they are good for them. Celery is a great source of silicon and calcium which helps strengthen the bones. Amazingly, Celery contains twenty- three percent of sodium which the bones contains as well. A lack of sodium in your diet causes the body to pull it from your bones which could lead to weakening of the bones. Needful to say, its fiber content also helps to heal the digestive system.
SWEET POTATOES- PANCREAS
The pancreas has the shape of potatoes. A good source of beta carotene, an anti-oxidant that helps protect the pancreas and other body tissues from damage associated with aging or cancer.
Needful to mention that though this food /fruits are good for the body, everything in life should be done in moderacy. Please don’t go and gulp down 5 cups of celery juice everyday in the bid to be healthy.
Food for thought: “therefore, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God”-1 corinth 10:31