Nature’s Pharmacy, Fun Food Facts, Diet Pills?

Hi Friends!  I hope your week is going well during this fa-la-la-la holiday season.  I say that a bit tongue-in-cheek because I know some of you are running around like mad women (or men) scrambling to get everything done and are dealing with crappy weather, to boot.  The rain has continued here in Aruba.  I just got back from a few errands saw quite a few fender benders.   Glad it wasn’t me!

I received this in an email and although I’ve seen similar things before I wanted to post it because maybe it’s new to some of you and I think it’s interesting.

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Nature left us a great clue as to what foods  help what part of our  body!
Nature’s Pharmacy!  Amazing!
  sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The  pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye… And YES, science now shows carrots  greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the  eyes. 
A  Tomato has four chambers and is red. The  heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes  are loaded with lycopine and 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 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 on  the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (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 many 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, thus making them weak.  These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.
Avocadoes,  Eggplant 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 one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this?  It takes exactly nine (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).
Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow.  Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.
Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.
Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries.
Oranges, Grapefruits, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.
Onions look like the body’s cells. Today’s research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.

And I want to raid Christine’s CSA box for this romanesco broccoli “tree”. 

I wonder what the scientists would say it means that the food resembles a tree?  Maybe that trees are woody, i.e. fibrous, and broccoli has tons of fiber?
Photo Source & Permission to Use from: Christine & Her Post

From yesterday’s post on my Caribbean Citrus & Veggie Stir Fry and your fave type of ethnic cuisine or food, most of you said Italian or Asian, and specifically lots of Thai food fans chimed in. 

Dessert: Raw Vegan Chocolate Brownies
There are so many ways to make raw vegan brownies, but starting with dates, nuts, cocoa powder and agave and playing with the ratios in your Vita or food processor is the best way, based on your own machine and taste preferences.  Sweeter is better for me..haha!

Raw Vegan Chocolate Brownies

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Questions
1.  Here’s an interesting article about the FDA possibly approving a new diet pill, ContraveWhat do you think about diet pills?  Do you think they can help America’s obseity problem or just make us even more pill-dependent?
There are so many ways to approach this topic.  In general, I am against pills.  I am more of a Tough Love Girl.  However, if it’s a last resort for someone because they are too obese to even move, to exercise or to help themselves take that first leap in making life changes, then maybe it’s worth a shot.   
Such a loaded issue, for sure, and the article is a quickie read.  I don’t have all the answers and it’s just food for thought that I wanted to mention.

2. Do you find the facts and tidbits interesting about Nature’s Pharmacy?  And if so, what?
I do but I have always been a bit of a geek liked science.  I especially like the part about the walnuts/brain and the avocado/woman’s body and pregnancy.


3. Do you have any other food/body connections you want to share?  Or interesting little factoids?

Fun Food Facts I know…
Ginger is anti-inflammatory
Beets are one of, if not the highest source of plant-based iron
Brewer’s and Nutritional yeast, as well as fennel, are great for milk production in lactating women
Garlic is anti-viral/bacterial/microbial and if you’re coming down with a cold, load up on it
Flax seeds must be ground in order to be utilized fully by our bodies
If you have issues with hypothyroidism, avoid overdoing cabbages, kale, Brussels sprouts and cruciferous veggies
Cinnamon and Cumin can both lower blood pressure
Mint helps with digestion

There are so many more fact out there!  I am just listing a few off the top of my head.

I am going to get a workout in outside first a slow jog for 20 minutes, and then at home for 20 minutes doing some water jug lifting and yoga moves.  Bustin’ a sweat with my yoga moves in the Caribbean humidity, for sure!  I better hurry, it’s not raining.  At this very moment.

Have a great day everyone!

   

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