Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Homemaking Tip—Eat It! It’s Good for You

At the seminar I taught on Monday, everyone introduced themselves with their favorite vegetable. Kohlrabi, spinach, brussel sprouts . . . they were all mentioned. I, of course, said potato (knowing that corn is only half-a-length behind). I still think about the article below concerning foods that I read several months ago. It works-for-me and it makes me wonder just exactly what the potato is good for . . . body mass?

“We’ve all heard we are what we eat, but did you know that studies show that every whole food we eat has a pattern that resembles a body organ or physiological function and gives us a heads up on what benefits that food might provide us? Here are a few examples:

“A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye...and science shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

“A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart is red and has four chambers. All of the research shows tomatoes are indeed pure heart and blood food.

“Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows that grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

“A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just like the neo-cortex. We now know that walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

“Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

“Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet the body pulls it from the bones, making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

“Eggplant, Avocadoes and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats 1 avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? ... It takes exactly 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).

“Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

“Onions look like body cells. Today's research shows that onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes.”

(Source attributed to David Bjerklie, of TIME Magazine)

What do you think?


Charlotte said...

That is amazing! I love finding things like this that reinforce the idea of intelligent design and bring glory to our creator!

Faith said...

How cool! I had never heard of that. Thanks for sharing!

Alisa said...

I love that! I think it is so interesting to think about- when I was pregnant with our 3rd child, I was so ill. Not as sick as some, but for me who had not had morning sickness with the other pregnancies this was a whole new experience. I could not handle eating anything. And then all of a sudden all I could think of eating was avocados. Nothing else sounded good. So thats what I ate. Funny to read that the craving was actually what I needed!

Nikki said...

I love this article. I remember reading it before. But the thought just occurred to me that my children might like it too! Thanks :)

Christy said...

Wow! It's time to get back to eating more whole foods.

hennchix said...

That is so interesting!! No wonder my boys don't like pears! ;) I would have thought calcium with the bone foods, so sodium surprised me. Thanks for the post!

ps- my word verification is tomanta! funny!

Kathy said...

Facinating! I love it!

ps, also my word verification is oboaring, is that funny, because this post was anything but!

Ty and Dani said...

That is super interesting. It makes me want to eat tons of avocados in the very near future! Also i started to wonder...what do mash potatoes look like... lol fatty tissue dang it! :)

Anonymous said...

I love this Jane! I remember reading something like this a while ago and meant to finish it. SO cool.

Leslie said...

That is incredibly fascinating! I have never heard about those correllations! Like little clues from the great Creator.

I love the photo of your little friend holding the onions, too. So cute and what great onions!

Nanci said...

That is interesting. I have always hated the taste of onions but just recently I started adding them to my crockpot soups so I can slowly incorporate it into my diet.

Jess said...

I love this post!! It's A GREAT new way to look at veggies, so very interesting :)

Mike and Lisa said...

Wow! I will never look at a pear the same again.

Mindy said...

Very interesting! It made me think of our Heavenly Father and how clever He is.

Marie said...

That was pretty cool!

I think I'll start eatting more avacados.