Even though the idea of foods resembling body parts sounds like a white lie you would tell your children, several studies have proven that there are some close relationship between foods and human anatomy.
We will share four foods that resembles the body parts that they benefit through this article:
1. Carrot – Eye
A sliced carrot will look like the human eye. When you look closer, you will probably notice the patterns of the sliced carrot resembling the line of pupil and iris.
Carrots contain a plant chemical called beta-carotene and are also packed with other vitamins and antioxidants. Beta-carotene is great at reducing risk of developing cataracts and protect against macular degeneration which is one of the causes for vision loss amongst elderly.
2. Celery – Bones
Celery is good for bones since it contains 23% sodium. Surprisingly, bones also contain 23% sodium. If you do not have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones making them weak.
Celery is a great source of silicon which is a component of the molecular structure that gives bone strength.
3. Grapes – Alveoli
Our lungs are made of smaller airways that end up with tiny branches of tissue called alveoli. Alveoli allows oxygen to pass from the lungs to the bloodstreams. When you eat more grapes, it may reduce the risk of lung cancer and emphysema.
4. Ginger – Stomach
One of the biggest benefits of ginger is aiding digestion. The Chinese have been using it to help calm the stomach and cure nausea and motion sickness for almost 2,000 years.
The ingredient that is responsible for ginger’s distinctive scent and taste is called gingerol. Gingerol can prevent nausea and vomiting. Ginger also may help slows down the growth of bowel tumors.
- Helmi Rusyaidi Ramli adalah pelajar Fakulti Filem, Teater dan Animasi (FiTA) UiTM.
- Prof Madya Dr. Mohd Syuhaidi Abu Bakar adalah Pensyarah Kanan dan Timbalan Dekan Penyelidikan dan Jaringan Industri (FiTA) UiTM.
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