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14 Types of Food That Uncannily Resemble Body Organs They Treat

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This article tries to show how we can tell the benefit of a particular type of food to our bodies by scrutinizing the shape of the food. We might not be aware of the usefulness of a particular type of food. We may not even know the nutritional aspects of certain foods. But, a simple look at some foods reveals much more than we expect from the food itself.

Just like human beings on earth, the foods we consume come in various shapes, color, and form. It is, however, interesting to note that some food’s appearance or shapes tell much more than meets the eye. When we consume food, rarely do we think about the food in terms of the function it will accomplish in our bodies, and specifically, in our body organs.

Scientists have proved that some foods have a link with body organs that are shaped like these foods. Such foods have adopted an uncanny resemblance to our body organs, thereby revealing a very interesting aspect of human life and plant forms. Research indicates that these foods provide a cure for ailments that afflict the body organs they resemble.

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Walnuts and the Brain

Walnuts are edible nuts which have a wrinkled two-lobed seed that is enclosed in a hard shell.

They grow on a walnut tree and contain thiamine, vitamin E, and magnesium which aids in nerve functions and muscles. Walnuts help in the development of a neurochemical or organic substance that occurs in neural activity, which transmits nerve impulses across a synapse or the junction between two neurons. The wrinkled walnut resembles similar wrinkles in our brains.

Neurons are special cells that conduct nerve impulses. The organic substance also helps the transmission of impulses between neurons and muscles in our brains. Uncannily, the wrinkled walnut looks exactly like a miniature brain. It is interesting that a nut that looks like our brain pimps the brain.

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Carrots and our Eyes

Carrots serve an important function in our lives. They are a well-known source of beta-carotene in our diet especially when consumed raw. They contain vitamin A, vitamin C, flavoring and chemicals which serve as antioxidants. Beta-carotene helps prevent cataracts in our eyes. A sliced carrot resembles the pupil and iris in our eyes. Carrots also help by increasing the flow of blood into the eye. When the flow of blood is enhanced in our body organs, such organs function much more efficiently.

Tomatoes and the Heart

Tomatoes are red or yellow pulpy acidic fruits that are eaten as vegetables. They have plenty of vitamin A, vitamin C, fol-ate, sodium, and lycopene – a substance that prevents prostate cancer. Like the human heart, a sliced tomato has four chambers. Fol-ate helps in the production of red bleed cells in bone marrow and heme that helps in transporting oxygen in the blood. Tomatoes, therefore, aid in things of the heart. No wonder, they resemble the heart. A tomato has four compartments which resemble the heart's chambers.

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Grapes and the Heart

Grapes are juicy, succulent green or purple fruits that grow in a heart-shaped bunch or cluster on a grapevine. They contain sodium, potassium, boron, vitamin C, thiamine, and resveratrol – a cholesterol-lowering phytochemical. Various studies have revealed that grapes provide the much-needed vitality to the heart, apart from removing cholesterol from our blood.

Oranges, citrus fruits and Mammary glands

Oranges are round citrus fruits whose color tends from yellow to orange. They are a very good source of vitamin C, pectin, terpenes and folate. The last two combat cholesterol. Oranges help in keeping mammary glands healthy while speeding up the movement of fluids therein. When carefully scrutinized, oranges resemble mammary glands or female breasts.

Kidney Beans and Human Kidneys

Kidney beans are large dark-red beans that are shaped like human kidneys. They are a high source of soluble and insoluble fiber, protein, sodium, folate, magnesium, iron, thiamine, vitamin B6, zinc, and niacin. The beans aid in the functioning of kidneys.

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Rhubarb, Celery and Bones

Rhubarb is a long green or reddish acidic leafstalk which is consumed after being cooked and sweetened. Celery is a widely cultivated herb with an aromatic leafy stalk that is either consumed raw or cooked. Both crops are at times used as a seasoning and contain sodium that strengthens bones. Close scrutiny shows their resemblance with bones.

Potatoes and the Pancreas

Sweet potatoes are edible starchy tubers that are widely cultivated as vegetables. They look like the pancreas which they treat during diabetic incidents.

Avocados, Pears and the Womb

Avocados are large pear-shaped pulpy green or dark fruits enclosing a single equally large seed. They contain mono-saturated fats that fight cholesterol, lutein which fights muscular degeneration, vitamin C, and E. Pears, on the other hand, are sweet juicy gritty-textured fruits containing vitamin C, sodium, and fiber. They are also high in kilojoules. The consumption of avocado balances hormones lowers birth weight while preventing cancer of the cervix. Both fruits are shaped like the womb they treat.

Courgettes, Bananas, Cucumber and Masculine genitalia

Courgettes, commonly known as zucchini are small cucumber-shaped vegetable marrow that is typically dark-green in color. Cucumber is a cylindrical green fruit with a thin rind and white flesh which is related to melons and is consumed as a vegetable. Bananas are long crescent-shaped yellow fruits with soft sweet flesh. They are rich in potassium, vitamin C, and B6. These foods have nutrients that strengthen men’s genitalia.

Figs and Masculine genitalia

Figs are sweet pear-shaped seedy fruits with yellow or purple flesh. They are potent with potassium, manganese, iron and calcium. They are consumed fresh or dried. Figs grow in pairs and have many seeds. They are credited with increasing both the number and life span of sperms while eliminating sterility. An uncanny resemblance of male genitalia while aiding in that direction.

Peanuts and the male seed

Peanuts or groundnuts are legumes grown underground in a pod or shell by a peanut vine. They are rich in vitamin E and B 6, niacin, magnesium, and folate. They are good at lowering the risk of heart disease, courtesy of the antioxidant, resveratrol found in its skin. The skin contains arginine, the key ingredient in potency drugs. The nut's shell resembles spermatozoa.

Olives and the Ovary

Olives are small oval single-seeded fruits produced by the olive tree. They are cherished as food and as a source of oil. Olives are rich in nutrients that greatly assist the ovary that they resemble.

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Onions and our Immune System

Onions are bulbous plants with hollow leaves cultivated for its edible bulb. They are rich in vitamin C and B 6, iron, biotin, and sodium. Onions are famed for lowering blood pressure, cholesterol, fighting cancer and keeping up the body’s immunity. The bulb is usually covered with numerous layers that seem to protect or shield the inner parts of the onion against external objects. It is not surprising to note that the onion shields us by boosting our immunity the same way it seeks to shield itself against external aggression using its numerous layers of protective covers.


We should, therefore, appreciate whatever we purchase from an informed perspective aided by the shape and outlook of whatever we buy. There are many other foods that resemble body organs they seem to preserve. Let your next shopping spree be filled with insight prior to your making purchases. You are welcome to personally find out about many more foods that have not been mentioned in this article.


rinyang on May 15, 2014:

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Sally Branche from Only In Texas! on January 02, 2013:

I'll never look at a salad bar the same way again! ;D

Anjili (author) from planet earth, a humanoid on January 01, 2013:

Hi Mohammed,

Thanks for sharing. I've never come across a mindmap. It looks quite interesting. This is a first one for me. Thanks and please do come again.

Anjili (author) from planet earth, a humanoid on July 19, 2012:

Hi rajan jolly,

I'm glad you found something of interest here. It seems like there is more to life than meets the eye. Thanks for visiting. Please, do come again.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on June 24, 2012:

This is very interesting. It never occurred to look at foods this way. The most I knew about it was that walnuts resembled the brain and meade the brain sharp as well.

Thanks for sharing. Voted up & interesting.

Anjili (author) from planet earth, a humanoid on June 15, 2012:

Hi SallyTX,

Thanks for finding time to pass by. I'm grateful for your compliments and glad you found something interesting. Thanks for the vote and please, do come again.

Sally Branche from Only In Texas! on June 14, 2012:

Wow! What an extensive list and interesting approach! Voted up & useful! ;D

Anjili (author) from planet earth, a humanoid on June 10, 2012:

Thanks stephanie for your uplifting remarks. Isn't it wonderful to know God has placed foods resembling our body parts as cures to the same parts when they happen to fall sick? Thanks for passing by

Stephanie Bradberry from New Jersey on June 10, 2012:

Nice list and description of foods that resemble what they help in the body. In one of my naturopathic newsletters/blogs I received, there was discussion of this interesting topic. Thanks for sharing.

Anjili (author) from planet earth, a humanoid on June 07, 2012:

Hi Debby Bruck.

Isn't it wonderful what these foods can do to our resembling body parts? Thanks for the compliments. Please do come again.

Debby Bruck on June 07, 2012:

Nice collection of foods that appear to resemble our organs. This is called The Doctrine Of Signatures. Blessings, Debby

Anjili (author) from planet earth, a humanoid on June 02, 2012:

Hi ExoticHippieQueen,

I'm glad you found something of interest in the hub. Thanks for passing by. Do come again.

ExoticHippieQueen on June 02, 2012:

Very, very interesting. Enjoyed it all.....

Anjili (author) from planet earth, a humanoid on June 01, 2012:

Some readers were grateful for my failure to show these foods lest they lose their appetite. As for the resemblance, Try to open a walnut's cover without breaking the nut itself and compare it with the human brain after the skull is split open. Tell me what you see.

Secondly, why are kidney beans called thus?

Thirdly, slice your carrot to reveal the cross-section and check your eye's iris and cornea. I could go on but it calls for another hub to convince you.

You may be love these foods a lot huh!

Thanks for visiting and please do come again:)

Andera on June 01, 2012:

This has to be the weirdest article title I was ever hooked by.

An interesting list!

Looking at some of that food, I admit I don't see much of a resemblance with your suggested human organ counterparts.

As for the rest of them... It's uncanny!

Anjili (author) from planet earth, a humanoid on June 01, 2012:

Hi vespawoolf,

I'm glad you found something useful here. God has been kind enough to place medicinal foods at our reach. Thanks for checking in and do come again

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on June 01, 2012:

Wow, this is a fascinating theme that I'd never really considered before. Thank you for such helpful nutritional information!

Anjili (author) from planet earth, a humanoid on May 27, 2012:

Hi Lwazi dlamini,

It is nice to hear that from you. Glad to be of assistance. Send me a copy of your thesis when you are through :)

Lwazi dlamini on May 27, 2012:

Aw thanks from your help.,am gona shine in my science project

Anjili (author) from planet earth, a humanoid on May 21, 2012:

Hi Lady jojo,

You will always be that to me. I'm glad to see you. Our good Lord seems to have a surprising ace up His sleeve. We are left to look and wonder. I've been fine but rather busy of late. How about you?

Anjili (author) from planet earth, a humanoid on May 21, 2012:

Hi LauraD093,

Thanks for checking in on my hub and also commenting. You are right. Such foods will go a long way towards toning your vital organs. They are worth considering. You are most welcome.

Joanna Chandler from On Planet Earth on May 21, 2012:

WAW isn't that awesome and cool. God has done a marvelous job in everything He made.

How have you been?

Thanks for sharing

Laura Tykarski from Pittsburgh PA on May 17, 2012:

what a great hub...I will perhaps remember now more of what I should be eating to help boost my aging metabolism.

Anjili (author) from planet earth, a humanoid on May 12, 2012:

Hi SidKemp,

Thanks for the vote. Life can offer funny things on its menu sometimes. I'm glad you saw that too. Wish you well my friend and please, come again. I promise to cook something better next time.

Sid Kemp from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) on May 11, 2012:

Fun! and a good introduction to health food. Voted up, interesting, and fun.

Anjili (author) from planet earth, a humanoid on May 10, 2012:

Hi TTombs08,

The resemblance of these foods to our body parts makes us remember their significance to our bodies with ease. I'm glad you found something of interest, that could also satisfy and balance our deficiencies. Comments are highly appreciated. Please, do come again. Thank you.

Terrye Toombs from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map. on May 10, 2012:

What an interesting way to remember what foods we should eat. I love it! Great hub! Voting up and then some. :)

Anjili (author) from planet earth, a humanoid on May 07, 2012:

Hi Rosalinem,

We are indeed what we consume. God ensured these foods remind us about their value to our bodies. I’m glad you appreciate the information in the hub. Thanks for the vote, the compliment too, and for taking time to pass by. Please. Do come again.

Hi jeanihess

I’m glad you found the information interesting. You are welcome to compile the chart. Pupils will also benefit from your knowledge of the subject matter. Thanks for passing by. You are most welcome and Take care.

Rosalinem from Nairobi, Kenya on May 06, 2012:

It's amazing about the food and organ resemblance and you have done a great job here. Voted up and interesting.

jeanihess from Cape Town South Africa on May 05, 2012:

Very interesting: I might even make a chart for interesting general food and health knowledge children can use at school:)

Anjili (author) from planet earth, a humanoid on May 02, 2012:

Hi tirelesstraveler,

I'm glad you travelled and found your way into my hub. Thanks for stopping by. I thought of putting up pictures of the foods but realized it was not a prudent idea. Your tone sounds like pictures would make you feel like a cannibal. Is imagery that powerful?

Thank God you loved the taste in your walnuts as you read. A great benefit is due to you, courtesy of the nuts. Do you ever consider what pigs, chicken and fish consume before they land on your table. That won't make me stop hogging the drumstick fried in breadcrumbs. I might buy you some pork sausage next time we meet. Or should I sms it? Lots of love to you my friend as you keep on eating with relish.

Judy Specht from California on May 01, 2012:

LOL I was eating a handful of walnuts as I read. Thank you for not showing pictures of the food. Honestly never connected these foods with the organs they treat, but it is true. Good work!

Anjili (author) from planet earth, a humanoid on May 01, 2012:

Hi Brooks,

Thanks for sparing your precious time to go through my hub. I'll sure find something you haven't read yet. Thanks again for the compliment. Lol

Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on May 01, 2012:

very good hub. have read this before.. thanks for sharing


Anjili (author) from planet earth, a humanoid on May 01, 2012:

Hi Vegas Elias,

I like your user name. I'm glad you found some useful info in the hub. Thanks for rating it up. Will pay you a visit soon. Take care.

Vegas Elias from Mumbai on April 30, 2012:

Interesting information in this hub. I voted you up on this.

Anjili (author) from planet earth, a humanoid on April 30, 2012:

Hi Breakfastpop,

I'm sorry if the hub caused offence. But just consider the effect the food has on your body. I hate slaughtering chicken, that is until I imagine it grilled and looking appetizing on the plate. Ohhh the knife swings real quick.

breakfastpop on April 30, 2012:

I may not be able to eat these food again!!!

Anjili (author) from planet earth, a humanoid on April 30, 2012:

Hi d.william'

It never occurred to me either until I took a closer look and searched around. It was quite amusing to discover the resemblance.

Various studies have also verified this as fact. No wonder someone said we are indeed what we eat. Seems like the foods impart their contents to us while targeting their look-alike organs in us. Thanks for taking time to visit and take care.

d.william from Somewhere in the south on April 29, 2012:

great hub. I never considered the shapes of foods in correlation with body parts, but it all makes perfect sense. The DNA structure of every living thing on the earth starts out with the same basic ingredients. Variances of the same theme (different combinations combining) make for infinite numbers of different living things, from the smallest to the largest on the planet.

Every living thing is connected in some way, shape or form.

Anjili (author) from planet earth, a humanoid on April 29, 2012:

Hi avantitexan,

That is indeed enough food for thought. The creator laid bare the evidence for all to see. Thanks for passing by. Your comments are highly appreciated. Have a blessed day.

avantitexan on April 29, 2012:

Interesting, had never thought of it that way, great food for thought!

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