i dont know if i always loved produce so much or if it just happened gradually as i got older, but i love it. im no health expert by any means and i eat my fair share of junk and i really enjoy that too, but the good news is that i also absolutely love fruit, vegetables, tofu, fish...etc... moderation in all things, right? so, anyway, my friend rachel sent out something enjoyable today and i thought i would share since it made me feel extra fruity and more like a vegetable.... what? hmmmm..... anyway, hopefully you love it too.
(this is just a bad quality photo taken by my phone of a sample of my weekly share in this co-op i am a part of. i am so grateful to be a part of this awesome co-op- this is only a portion of what we normally get for so cheap and everything is always big and beautiful and tasty and i dont have to take an impatient toddler to the grocery store, beautiful!)
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
“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
“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, Avocados 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)