We’re constantly amazed at mother nature and just how intelligent the planet we live on really is. We all know that what we eat has a great effect on our bodies, but did you know that a lot of the time, food actually looks like the body part that it is good for? Here we reveal five fab examples…
Slice one open and you will see it looks just like an eye! Carrots contain vitamin A, which is a nutrient essential for good vision. Be sure to eat your carrots drizzled in some form of essential fat as vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin and needs this fat for it to be absorbed properly into the body.
Tip: Grate some carrot, ginger and green apple, drizzle with olive oil and apple cider vinegar for a light and bright salad.
Ancient civilizations knew that tomatoes didn’t just look like a heart but also had effective healing and balancing properties. Tomatoes contain the powerful antioxidant lycopene, which works in a similar way to aspirin preventing the blood from coagulating. Try and buy organic ones as studies have shown that chemical-free tomatoes have higher levels of flavonoids than ordinary ones, which serve as a protective function against heart disease.
Tip: Drizzle some tahini and Celtic sea salt on fresh tomatoes and you have the perfect afternoon snack
These amazing nuts have the same shape as the brain, with a left and right hemispheres as well as upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles and folds in this nut are like the neocortex. Walnuts help develop more neuron-transmitters for brain function. Scientists at Tufts University in Boston found that a diet rich in walnuts improved mental performance. This is due to the synergy between the specific type of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids in this nut boosting brain power.
Tip: Great for smoothies, sprinkled on top of porridge and makes a delicious homemade nut butter too!
This wondrous fruit targets the health and function of the womb and cervix and it looks just like one too! It takes 9 months for an avocado to blossom into a ripened fruit and there are 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in these beauties. Research shows eating one avocado a week is sheds unwanted baby weight, balances hormones and more prevents cervical cancer.
Tip: Hello avocado toast! We love ours on toasted rye with spring onions, coriander and a squeeze of lime.
Onions look just like the body’s cells and are amazing at clearing waste material (which we all need)! Have you noticed that you can’t stop crying when you start chopping these treats… that’s because they produce tears to wash the epithelial layers of the eyes!
Tip: Sautee these in the morning with a side of eggs or slice and eat raw in a delicious greek salad.