Hippocrates said, “let food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food.” And it just so happens that many natural whole foods closely resemble the organs and body parts they’re good for! In occult teachings, (occult simply means that which is hidden), this is well known. However, in today’s society and medical industry, what we eat is largely ignored as the culprit of disease or the catalyst to health and longevity.
Here are 10 foods that look like the body parts they’re good for:
1) Grapefruit – Breast
Grapefruit, oranges, and other citrus fruits resemble female mammary glands and help the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts! According to Dr. Moulavi, “Grapefruit contains substances called limonoids, which have been shown to inhibit the development of cancer in lab animals and in human breast cells.”
2) Walnut – Brain
Walnuts have a striking resemblance to the human brain, and have been recognized as one of the ultimate brain foods. Walnuts are a good source of omega-3, and have more antioxidants, folic acid (vitamin B9), and vitamin E than any other nut. It is important to properly soak and rinse walnuts (as well as most other nuts) to remove phytates and activate enzymes for optimal nutrient absorption.
3) Carrot – Eye
It is clear that a sliced carrot resembles an eye, it even has patterns of radiating lines that look just like the pupil and iris! Beta-carotene (what gives carrots their vibrant orange colour) helps to maintain healthy eyesight, protects against macular degeneration, and the development of cataracts.
4) Celery – Bone
A stalk of celery resembles a bone, and they’re good for bones too. Celery contains silicon, which is part of what gives bones their strength. Here’s an astonishing fact: bones are 23% sodium, and celery is also 23% sodium.
5) Tomato – Heart
Tomatoes resemble the heart more than any other fruit, and they are loaded with lycopene which has been referred to as heart and blood food. The consumption of lycopene has been proven to help reduce the risk of heart disease. Tomatoes are also a great source of Vitamin C which is crucial for heart health!
6) Mushroom – Ear
A sliced mushroom has the shape and resemblance of a human ear, and mushrooms are good for ear health! They are a great source of vitamin D, which is essential for preventing hearing loss. So hear me out: eat your mushrooms.
7) Avocado – Uterus
Avocados are shaped like the uterus and cervix, and avocados have been shown to balance hormones and prevent cervical cancer! And guess what? Just as it takes exactly 9 months for a baby to fully develop in the womb, it takes an avocado exactly 9 months to grow from a blossom into a ripened fruit!
8) Ginger – Stomach
Ginger looks like the stomach and aids in digestion! Ginger has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for stomach health. Gingerol, the ingredient that gives ginger it’s strong scent and taste, is listed in the USDA database of phytochemicals as having the ability to prevent nausea and vomiting.
9) Grapes – Lungs
Grapes, especially heirloom concord grapes, resemble the alveoli of the lungs. The alveoli of the lungs allow oxygen to pass from the lungs to the bloodstream. A diet high in fresh grapes has shown to reduce the risk of lung cancer! Grape seeds also contain a chemical called proanthocyanidin, which can reduce the severity of allergy-triggered asthma.
10) Sweet Potato – Pancreas
A sweet potato has a striking resemblance to the pancreas, and has been shown to help the pancreas do its job by helping to stabilize blood sugar levels. Sweet potatoes are also naturally high in Vitamin B6, which studies have shown inhibits the growth of pancreatic cancer!
To learn more about this, study The Doctrine of Signatures or Teleological Nutritional Targeting. It is the study of the relationship between the attributes of fruits, vegetables and herbs and how they closely relate to the organs and body parts they help!