Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Divine Creation of Food

This post is inspired from a lesson at church. Did you know that a lot of foods are shaped like the body part they are good for? How crazy is that?! Let me give you some examples:


Walnut-
It is shaped like a brain in every way! It has a line that runs down the middle and has the bumps and curves like you would imagine a brain to appear. What is it good for? Among many benefits they are really good for brain function, mainly improving cognitive function.

Tomatoes-
When cut the tomato resembles the heart perfectly with four chambers,the color red, and the shape. Tomatoes are an excellent source of niacin, potassium, vitamin B6, and folate. These nutrients help reduce the risk of heart disease.

Sweet Potatoes-
Sweet potatoes are shaped like a pancreas and therefore help the pancreas by releasing sugars into the bloodstream gradually. This helps eliminate stress on the organs and regulating blood-sugar levels.

Carrots-
When sliced, carrots look just like the eye. Under a microscope you would be able to see tiny little veins branching out from the center. Carrots are rich in beta carotene which the body converts to vitamin A. Vitamin A as we all know is great for maintaining the health of the cells within the corneas.

Melons-
My personal favorite. You guessed it! These are great for the melons, our melons that is! Citrus fruits and melons are rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C helps in preventing breast cancer. Isn't that amazing?!

The list goes on and on. I hope this helps you appreciate your food more and the almighty who made it! Isn't it fascinating?!

8 comments:

  1. How interesting!

    BTW, your favourite is the one food group I can't do! The closest I can come to eating melons is a bite of watermelon - the rest just make me go 'yuck'

    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Wow, how interesting - really makes one wonder about the coincidence:)

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  3. So pretty to eat and so healthy for our bodies.

    Truthfully, I thought the melons were for our eyeballs.

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  4. WOW...who knew, great information

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  5. I want to preface this comment with the statement that I attend mass regularly, and have a history of bible study and Sunday School attendance both as a youth and as an adult...

    Begs the question of what is a cucumber good for... I apologize

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  6. What a GREAT post, Kasha. They say the color of food also symbolizes what part of the body it is most useful for. For example, beets have always been thought to be good for purifying the blood.

    Thank you so much for sharing. I'm going to bookmark this link for a "someday" post:)

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  7. What the crap church do you go to?!

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