21 January 2009

you are what you eat, i like it (right now i'm a piece of pie)

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!)


“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, 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)


Ali said...

That was seriously interesting! I have to say thank you x one million for the cook book compilation. I'm using it a lot and everything I've made has been a home run.

Thanks for your comment. I'm not super hurt over it, - I think it caught me off guard more than anything. Anyway... you're the reason I started the whole blog thing to begin with and it's been a great addition to a Mom's socially quiet life. Thanks Steph.

Carrie said...

Oh man that looks good! I love fruit! Some day maybe I'll live in a place that can grow yummy food like that.

laurel said...

fascinating. It's always good to get re-inspired to eat right. It's on my short list of what I need to do in life.

Melissa said...

haha!! Ashley emailed that to me a couple of days ago. I guess it's making it's way around the world wide web.

sheila said...

thanks for the interesting post.

I remember growing up and eating walnuts or pecans on our trees and saying that we were eating mini brains.

I have to get more info from you about the co-op when we get back

Stephanie J. Robertson said...

melissa- that's funny since i specifically thought of you when i decided to post this! all your friends know you well :) you should post more about what you are learning about health... like i said, i ate that stuff up!

Anonymous said...

I do the co-op organic produce too, each week, it is wonderful......

If today, I am what I eat, I am a ham sandwich from Stockdale Country Club, and a cup of hot orange spice tea.

And I'm bloated....LOL

rachel said...

my husband is the produce manager of Target in Orem..he should transfer to the new Hawaii one. maybe in eleven months we will. that is when we will finally graduate.

Stephanie J. Robertson said...

do it! do it! do it!

oh how i love target... :)

laurel said...

Oh boy. Now you've done it. Now you've really done it! Now that you've posted those REALLY nice comments back on MY blog I can just feel myself coming out of the woodwork. No, seriously this is a thank you for your thank you. Yay for spreading the warmth around!

And according to this posting I am a mug of hot chocolate, a chicken enchilada and um...another mug of hot chocolate...better work on getting those veggies in for today...

mrs. peterson said...

fruit co-op? i've heard you talk about that before. it sounds awesome. we've been eating a lot more produce lately, and i enjoy it rather muchly. i, like carrie, hope to someday live in a produce (besides potato) rich place.

liko said...

i know that, but i just have a problem following through and eating things to make me look like i want to. thanks for the reminder!!!
and crap. i hate walnuts. anything else do that for your brain?

Matti said...

How interesting! That's amazing. It's like Heavenly Father has given us little hints on how to take care of our bodies. And I love the avocado info. I will definately be trying out an avocado a week to shed birth weight. Delicious!!

bettyjh said...

I loved your produce when we were there at Christmas. I still can't get over how DELICIOUS those ugly oranges are! I am going to save the article, it fascinates me. I need a vegetable that is in the shape of the words "Eat me! You are a pear shaped middle aged woman."