About 8 years ago my cousin sent me a paper about healthy foods we have and ways to use them to stay healthy. Because I am passionate about promoting good health, I collect ideas about healthy living whenever I find them. There is a lot of good information everywhere and people are so willing to share what they know.
We are here on this beautiful earth with abundance. By study and seeking wisdom we learn to use what we have. Sharing is part of the gifts we enjoy.
In the Bible we read: GOD first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish… all before making a human. HE made and provided what we would need before we were born. These are best, and more powerful when eaten raw. GOD left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body!
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A 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. Grapes resemble the alveoli of the lungs. The lungs are made of branches of ever-smaller airways that end with tiny branches of tissue called alveoli. Alveoli allow oxygen to pass from the lungs to the blood stream. Research has shown that a diet high in fresh grapes can reduce the risk of lung cancer and emphysema.
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 look just like the neo-cortex. Researchers say walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function. Because walnuts are loaded with omega-3s, we can consider them the ultimate”brain food”. The human brain is about 60% “structural fat”. So it needs high-quality fats like omega-3s to function properly and keep the brain fluid and flexible.
Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function. Yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys. Kidney beans, like most other beans are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. In addition to lowering cholesterol, kidney beans’ high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal. Thus these beans are an especially good choice for individuals with diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia. Kidney beans are an excellent source of the trace mineral, molybdenum. This is an integral component of the enzyme sulfite oxidase, detoxifies sulfites. Sulfites are a type of preservative commonly added to prepared foods. Side effects of sulfites include rapid heartbeat, headache or disorientation. Reaction to sulfites, may be caused by molybdenum stores too insufficient to detoxify them.
Parsley is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C, as well as a good source of vitamin A, folic acid, and iron. Because parsley is a low calorie nutrient-dense herb, it is useful for many things. It helps boost metabolism, remove excess water from the body, and cleanse the kidneys and livers. This, in turn, keeps the body’s functioning at its optimal level and helps in weight loss.
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 do not 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.
Avocados, Eggplant and Pears are healthy foods that 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. The Aztecs called this the fertility fruit because of the high amounts of Vitamin E in it. 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. Because figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well they help overcome male sterility. Note: bananas and cucumbers are also good for the male genitals. Like Kidney beans, figs are a good source of fiber and manganese, as well as magnesium, calcium, copper and potassium and vitamins K and B6. They are helpful in lowering blood pressure. Besides keeping much longer, the nutritional value of figs increases when they’re dried. A half-cup of fresh figs provides as much calcium as one-half cup of milk. But a single dried fig contains almost as much calcium as an egg. Because figs contain powerful antioxidants they neutralize free radicals in your body and fight disease. This they do whether fresh or dried. These healthy foods grow on trees that seem to grow wild in some warmer climates. I almost envy the people in those climates.
Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas. Because they are low on the glycemic index they actually balance the blood sugar of diabetics. Sweet potatoes are a great source of B6 vitamins, which are amazing at breaking down homocysteine. Because this substance contributes to the hardening of blood vessels and arteries causing heart attacks we need low homocysteine levels. Sweet potatoes’ potassium content helps your heart, as it lowers blood pressure by maintaining fluid balance. Potassium is also an important electrolyte that helps regulate your heartbeat. Hi amounts of manganese is also in sweet potatoes like kidney beans and figs.
Proven Health Benefits of Cinnamon include high antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and protects heart health. Because cinnamon normalizes blood sugar it fights diabetes. Other helps are cognitive brain function, and cancer prevention. We use cinnamon to fight infections and viruses. Did you know sweeter breath and mouth health are great uses for cinnamon? Also candida prevention and cure, healthy skin, and allergy help are uses for cinnamon. Use Cinnamon to Sweeten Recipes without Added Sugar. It is also a natural food preservative to help with other healthy foods.
Because olives are very high in vitamin E they assist the health and function of the ovaries. Also these healthy foods are high in other powerful antioxidants. Studies show that they are good for the heart, and may protect against osteoporosis and cancer. The healthy fats in olives are extracted to produce extra virgin olive oil, one of the key components of the incredibly healthy Mediterranean diet.
Pomegranates are good for the ovaries also. Packed with antioxidants and loaded with vitamin C and potassium, pomegranates are a super food. They can help with risk of heart disease, risk of cancer, diarrhea, cholesterol, weight and cell damage. Pomegranates are one of the few fruits where the juice is just as beneficial as the fruit or seeds. The peel, which you can’t eat, contains the most antioxidants, and they are released in abundance when the fruit is squeezed for juicing. They can be juiced with a citrus juicer. I am sure there are healthy foods where you live.
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. These healthy foods are popular and it should be easy to include them in our diet. However, they do not grow where it is cold so we are dependent on the system to bring them to us.
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.
Pineapple is also good for the cells and the skin of the pineapple looks like cells look under a microscope. It is loaded with Vitamin C and Manganese. It also improves digestion because it is a great source of bromelain. Bromelain is an enzyme that will help with digestion if eaten with food. If you eat it on an empty stomach it helps with pain and inflammation. Either way it is a win win situation.
Wood Ear Mushroom or Black Fungus. This is a very important food for us that should be incorporated into everyone’s diet. I have never heard of this healthy food. After learning the benefits of it I will be wanting to find some. It is beneficial for blood, as it can nourish, activate, and clean the blood all at once. Wood ear counteracts high cholesterol, increases body fluids, and adds moisture to the lung. It is effective in blood coagulation and decreasing blood cholesterol levels.Other amazing benefits include high protein, low-calorie vegetable, high fiber, rich in iron vitamin B-2.
The juice of a potato is good for lung and bronchial problems. Because we usually eat them fried or baked we think of them as unhealthy. Watch this video to learn amazing health benefits of Potato Juice. According to many people the best way to get the benefits of potato is to drink the juice. Healthy foods include Potatoes which are high in vitamin C and helped early sailors fight scurvy. Potatoes are also a rich source of Vitamin B, folate and minerals such as potassium, magnesium and iron. Contrary to popular thought, they are low on the glycemic index and can help you lose weight. Proper preparation is the key.
Lemons are good healthy foods to help the liver and clean out toxins. Other health benefits of lemon include treatment of indigestion, and constipation dental problems, throat infections, fever, internal bleeding, rheumatism, burns, obesity, respiratory disorders, cholera, and high blood pressure, while also benefiting your hair and skin. Known for its therapeutic property since generations, lemon helps strengthen your immune system, cleanse your stomach, and is considered a blood purifier. Lemon juice, especially, has several health benefits associated with it. It is well known as a useful treatment for kidney stones, reducing strokes, and lowering body temperature. As a refreshing drink, lemonade helps you stay calm and cool.
The foods included in this article are only a part of available healthy foods. I was told once that there are foods in every part of the world that will help with our needs. Once I asked about what we have where I live that is a digest aid like pineapple. Well, rhubarb is also a good digest aid. Don’t give up learning. You will find foods that work for you available where you live.
Lee Ann Orton, Author email: [email protected]
BS, Homemaking Education 1968, Brigham Young University.
VP Orton Online Solutions Inc., Certified Creative Healer
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