Hippocrates once said, “let food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food.”
While that is an oversimplification of how food affects our health, it still serves as a reminder that eating junk food doesn’t do us any good.
Here’s a list of foods that strangely look like the organs they’re good for!
1. Carrots For Your Eyes
Carrots are high in beta-carotene, which your body converts to vitamin A (1). This nutrient is essential for good vision (2).
For even stronger optical health, the vegetable contains lutein, an antioxidant which helps protect your retina (3).
2. Walnuts For Your Brain
According to the University Of Cambridge, Walnuts contain a number of neuroprotective compounds, including vitamin E, folate, melatonin, omega-3 fats, and antioxidants. Research shows daily walnut consumption may support overall brain health.
3.Celery For Your Bones
Celery contains Vitamin K, which has been proven not only to increase bone mineral density in osteoporotic people but also to actually reduce fracture rates (4). It also contains bone-healthy nutrients such as Boron, Magnesium, Vitamin C and folate (5).
4. Avocados For Your Uterus
Avocados contain folic acid (6), an important nutrient for pregnant women. Folic acid lowers the risk of birth defects such as neural tube defects (NTDs), heart and limb defects, urinary tract anomalies, narrowing of the lower stomach valve, and oral facial clefts (like cleft lip and cleft palate) (7). It also improves cervical dysplasia, a precancerous condition (8).
5. Grapefruit For Your Breast
Grapefruit is a citrus fruit which contains limonoids, which have shown to inhibit the growth of cancer in colon, lung, mouth, stomach and breast in animal and cell culture studies (9).
6.Tomato For You Heart
Lycopene is a natural antioxidant found in tomatoes that give them their color. It’s been discovered that lycopene may prevent heart disease and cancer (10).
7. Sweet Potato For Your Pancreas
Found in sweet potatoes, beta-carotene is an antioxidant that protects the body, including the pancreas, from damaging molecules called free radicals. This damage occurs naturally through stress and aging (11).
8. Ginger For Your Stomach
Ginger is one of the best spices for your digestive health. It can help prevent morning sickness, ease nausea, stop vomiting and cure dizziness (12). Try it as a tea!