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7 Foods That Resemble the Body Parts They Are Good For

According to a common theory that dates from the Middle Ages, plants resemble the parts of the body that they help heal. The idea is outdated today but you can still use it as a fun mnemonic device that will help you remember what kind of foods you can eat if you want to have a healthier body function.

5-Minute Crafts prepared a guide that will help you identify what plants look like body organs they can be useful for.

This article is for information purpose only and doesn’t replace medical advice. Seek guidance from your doctor regarding your health and medical conditions.

1. Tomatoes look like a heart

The heart has four chambers and is red in color, and so is the tomato. When you cut the tomato in half there are four chambers that resemble the ventricles and the atrium.

  • Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which gives a red color to fruits and vegetables. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that has many health benefits such as sun protection and improved heart health.

2. Carrots look like eyes

Carrot looks like the human eye if we cut them into slices. It has one small circle at the middle of the slice that looks like the pupil and a round orange surface that looks the same as the iris.

3. Grapes look like the alveoli of the lungs

Grapes, when grouped together in clusters, resemble the alveoli of the lungs. The lungs are a pair of spongy, pinkish-gray organs that help us breathe. Lungs are made of branches of ever-smaller airways that finish up with tiny branches of tissue called alveoli. These tiny structures allow oxygen to pass from the lungs to the bloodstream.

4. Beans look like kidneys

Kidney beans are shaped exactly like human kidneys.

5. Cauliflowers look like a brain

A cross-section of cauliflower looks very similar to a cross-section of the human brain.

  • The cauliflower is a vegetable that is rich in choline. It is a compound that keeps the frontal lobe of the brain healthy. Too little choline can have a negative effect on the brain.

6. Mushrooms look like an ear

If you cut a mushroom into slices in half, it resembles the shape of the human ear.

7. Sweet potatoes look like the pancreas

The pancreas is responsible for producing hormones to digest the foods we eat and releases insulin to help balance the glucose and sugar levels in the body. Sweet potatoes look like a pancreas.

  • They are rich in adiponectin which improves metabolism and supports insulin regulation, which is the main job of the pancreas.

Do you know any more foods that look like the organ they benefit?

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