Contributed by Nancy P.

It is quite a curious thing that there are different foods in nature that mirror the body parts they provide nutrients for. Here are five such foods.


Carrot. When you slice a carrot crosswise, the center of the carrot looks like the pupil and iris.  It even has a different color in the center like an eye color.  The beta-carotene helps improve eyesight and decrease the possibility of macular degeneration (loss of vision).

Tomato. When you slice open a tomato, it mimics the different chambers inside the heart. The lycopene in tomatoes reduce the risk of heart disease.  If you want to increase the amount of lycopene your body absorbs from the tomato, drizzle it with olive oil.  The fat boosts your body’s ability to absorb the lycopene ten times more.

Red Wine.  Red wine, especially the darker, ruby red varieties, is similar to the color of blood. Red wine is full of antioxidants and polyphenols, which help lower cholesterol.  It also helps thin blood reducing the possibility of blood clots associated with strokes.

Walnut. The bumpy texture of a walnut reminds me of a brain. It is even divided into left and right hemispheres.  They are high in omega-3 fatty acids which support brain function.
Celery. The resemblance of celery to bones lies not just in its shape but in its makeup.  Bones are 23% sodium and so is celery.  Celery also contains silicon, which is the part of the bone that gives it strength.


Do you know other healthy foods that resemble the part of the body they help?  We invite you to share your ideas in the box below.