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Old 11-10-2009, 07:55 PM   #1
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The following is a "healthy food hot list" consisting of the 29 food that will give you the biggest nutritional bang for you caloric buck, as well as decrease your risk for deadly illnesses like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Along with each description is a suggestion as to how to incorporate these power-foods into your diet.


Fruits

01. Apricots
The Power: Beta-carotene, which helps prevent free-radical damage and protect the eyes. The body also turns beta-carotene into vitamin A, which may help ward off some cancers, especially of the skin. One apricot has 17 calories, 0 fat, 1 gram of fiber. Snacks on them dried, or if you prefer fresh, buy when still firm; once they soften, they lose nutrients.

02. Avocados
The Power: Oleic acid, an unsaturated fat that helps lower overall cholesterol and raise levels of HDL, plus a good dose of fiber. One slice has 81 calories, 8 grams of fat and 3 grams of fiber. Try a few slices instead of mayonnaise to dress up your next burger.

03. Raspberries
The Power: Ellagic acid, which helps stall cancer-cell growth. These berries are also packed with vitamin C and are high in fiber, which helps prevent high cholesterol and heart disease. A cup has only 60 calories, 1 gram of fat and 8 grams of fiber. Top plain low-fat yogurt or oatmeal (another high fiber food) with fresh berries.

05. Cantaloupe
The Power: Vitamin C (117mg in half a melon, almost twice the recommended daily dose) and beta-carotene - both powerful antioxidants that help protect cells from free-radical damage. Plus, half a melon has 853mg of potassium - almost twice as much as a banana, which helps lower blood pressure. Half a melon has 97 calories, 1 gram of fat and 2 grams of fiber. Cut into cubes and freeze, then blend into an icy smoothie.

06. Cranberry Juice
The Power: Helps fight bladder infections by preventing harmful bacteria from growing. A cup has 144 calories, 0 grams of fat and 0 fiber. Buy 100 percent juice concentrate and use it to spice up your daily H20 without adding sugar.

07. Tomato
The Power: Lycopene, one of the strongest carotenoids, acts as an antioxidant. Research shows that tomatoes may cut the risk of bladder, stomach and colon cancers in half if eaten daily. A tomato has 26 calories, 0 fat and 1 gram of fiber. Drizzle fresh slices with olive oil, because lycopene is best absorbed when eaten with a little fat.

08. Raisins
The Power: These little gems are a great source of iron, which helps the blood transport oxygen and which many women are short on. A half-cup has 218 calories, 0 fat and 3 grams of fiber. Sprinkle raisins on your morning oatmeal or bran cereal - women, consider this especially during your period.

09. Figs
The Power: A good source of potassium and fiber, figs also contain vitamin B6, which is responsible for producing mood-boosting serotonin, lowering cholesterol and preventing water retention. The Pill depletes B6, so if you use this method of birth control, make sure to get extra B6 in your diet. One fig has 37 to 48 calories, 0 fat and 2 grams of fiber. (Cookie lovers - fig bars have around 56 calories, 1 gram of fat and 1 gram of fiber per cookie). Fresh figs are delicious simmered alongside a pork tenderloin and the dried variety make a great portable gym snack.

10. Lemons/Limes
The Power: Limonene, furocoumarins and vitamin C, all of which help prevent cancer. A wedge has 2 calories, 0 fat and 0 fiber. Buy a few of each and squeeze over salads, fish, beans and vegetables for fat free flavor. See also: Beneficial Bytes: Lemons and Limes.


Vegetables

11. Onions
The Power: Quercetin is one of the most powerful flavonoids (natural plant antioxidants). Studies show it helps protect against cancer. A cup (chopped) has 61 calories, 0 fat and 3 grams of fiber. Chop onions for the maximum phytonutrient boost, or if you hate to cry, roast them with a little olive oil and serve with rice or other vegetables.

12. Artichokes
The Power: These odd-looking vegetables contain silymarin, an antioxidant that helps prevent skin cancer, plus fiber to help control cholesterol. One medium artichoke has 60 calories, 0 fat and 7 grams of fiber. Steam over boiling water for 30 to 40 minutes. Squeeze lemon juice on top, then pluck the leaves off with your fingers and use your teeth to scrape off the rich-tasting skin. When you get to the heart, you have found the best part!

13. Ginger
The Power: Gingerols may help reduce queasiness; other compounds may help ward off migraines and arthritis pain by blocking inflammation-causing prostaglandins. A teaspoon of fresh gingerroot has only 1 calorie, 0 fat and 0 fiber. Peel the tough brown skin and slice or grate into a stir-fry.

14. Broccoli
The Power: Indole-3-carbinol and sulforaphane, which help protect against breast cancer. Broccoli also has lots of vitamin C and beta-carotene. One cup (chopped) has 25 calories, 0 fat and 3 grams of fiber. Don't overcook broccoli - instead, microwave or steam lightly to preserve phytonutrients. Squeeze fresh lemon on top for a zesty and taste, added nutrients and some vitamin C.

15. Spinach
The Power: Lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoids that help fend off macular degeneration, a major cause of blindness in older people. Plus, studies show this green fountain of youth may help reverse some signs of aging. One cup has 7 calories, 0 fat and 1 gram of fiber. Add raw leaves to a salad or saut� with a little olive oil and garlic.

16. Bok Choy (Chinese cabbage)
The Power: Brassinin, which some research suggests may help prevent breast tumors, plus indoles and isothiocyanates, which lower levels of estrogen, make this vegetable a double-barreled weapon against breast cancer. A cup will also give you 158mg of calcium (16 percent of your daily recommended requirement) to help beat osteoporosis
. A cup (cooked) has 20 calories, 0 fat and 3 grams of fiber. Find it in your grocer's produce section or an Asian market. Slice the greens and juicy white stalks, then saute like spinach or toss into a stir-fry just before serving.

17. Squash (Butternut, Pumpkin, Acorn)
The Power: Winter squash has huge amounts of vitamin C and beta-carotene, which may help protect against endometrial cancer. One cup (cooked) has 80 calories, 1 gram of fat and 6 grams of fiber. Cut on in half, scoop out the seeds and bake or microwave until soft, then dust with cinnamon.

18. Watercress and Arugula
The Power: Phenethyl isothiocyanate, which, along with beta-carotene and vitamins C and E, may help keep cancer cells at bay. One cup has around 4 calories, 0 fat and 1 gram of fiber. Do not cook these leafy greens; instead, use them to garnish a sandwich or add a pungent, peppery taste to salad.

19. Garlic
The Power: The sulfur compounds that give garlic its pungent flavor can also lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol, lower blood pressure and even reduce your risk of stomach and colon cancer. A clove has 4 calories, 0 fat and 0 fiber. Bake a whole head for 15 to 20 minutes, until soft and sweet and spread on bread instead of butter.


Grains, Beans and Nuts

20. Quinoa
The Power: A half cup of cooked quinoa has 5 grams of protein, more than any other grain, plus iron, riboflavin and magnesium. A half-cup has 318 calories, 5 grams of fat and 5 grams of fiber. Add to soup for a protein boost. Rinse first, or it will taste bitter.

21. Wheat Germ
The Power: A tablespoon gives you about 7 percent of your daily magnesium, which helps prevent muscle cramps; it is also a good source of vitamin E. One tablespoon has 27 calories, 1 gram of fat and 1 gram of fiber. Sprinkle some over yogurt, fruit or cereal.

22. Lentils
The Power: Isoflavones, which may inhibit estrogen-promoted breast cancers, plus fiber for heart health and an impressive 9 grams of protein per half cup. A half-cup (cooked) has 115 calories, 0 fat and 8 grams of fiber. Isoflavones hold up through processing, so buy lentils canned, dried or already in soup. Take them to work, and you will have a protein packed lunch.

23. Peanuts
The Power: Studies show that peanuts or other nuts (which contain mostly unsaturated "good" fat) can lower your heart-disease risk by over 20 percent. One ounce has 166 calories, 14 grams of fat and 2 grams of fiber. Keep a packet in your briefcase, gym bag or purse for a protein-packed post-workout nosh or an afternoon pick me up that will satisfy you until supper, or chop a few into a stir-fry for a Thai accent. See also: The Nut Case

24. Pinto Beans
The Power: A half cup has more than 25 percent of your daily requirement of folate, which helps protect against heart disease and reduces the risk of birth defects. A half-cup (canned) has 103 calories, 1 gram of fat and 6 grams of fiber. Drain a can, rinse and toss into a pot of vegetarian chili.

25. Yogurt
The Power: Bacteria in active-culture yogurt helps prevent yeast infections; calcium strengthens bones. A cup has 155 calories, 4 grams of fat, 0 grams of fiber. Get the plain kind and mix in your own fruit to keep calories and sugar down. If you are lactose intolerant, never fear -- yogurt should not bother your tummy.

26. Skim Milk

The Power: Riboflavin (a.k.a. vitamin B2) is important for good vision and along with vitamin A might help improve eczema and allergies. Plus, you get calcium and vitamin D, too. One cup has 86 calories, 0 fat and 0 fiber. If you are used to high fat milk, don't go cold turkey; instead, mix the two together at first. Trust this fact: In a week or two you won't miss it!


Seafood

27. Shellfish (Clams, Mussels)
The Power: Vitamin B12 to support nerve and brain function, plus iron and hard-to-get minerals like magnesium and potassium. Three ounces has 126 to 146 calories, 2 to 4 grams of fat and 0 fiber. Try a bowl of tomato-based (and low fat) Manhattan clam chowder.

28. Salmon
The Power: Cold-water fish like salmon, mackerel and tuna are the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce the risk of cardiac disease. A 3-ounce portion (cooked) has 127 calories, 4 grams of fat, 0 fiber. Brush fillets with ginger-soy marinade and grill or broil until fish flakes easily with a fork.

29. Crab
The Power: A great source of vitamin B12 and immunity-boosting zinc. A 3-ounce portion has 84 calories, 1 gram of fat, 0 fiber. The "crab" in sushi is usually made from fish; buy it canned instead and make your own crab cakes.
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:10 PM   #2
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great post bro, thank you.
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:39 PM   #3
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01. Apricots
The Power: Beta-carotene, which helps prevent free-radical damage and protect the eyes. The body also turns beta-carotene into vitamin A, which may help ward off some cancers, especially of the skin. One apricot has 17 calories, 0 fat, 1 gram of fiber. Snacks on them dried, or if you prefer fresh, buy when still firm; once they soften, they lose nutrients.
Great post.

Additionally raw (not sun-dried) Apricot kernels are also a source of Vitamin B17 - known for over 35 years as a cancer cure and for cancer prevention.

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Old 11-10-2009, 10:03 PM   #4
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Dan... Let us NOT forget Watermelon.... I eat a watermelon a week... Every

Week... $ 3.00 a week for fresh watermelon... I cut it up in bite size pieces

keep in the frig to snack on... Good sidedish for all the Crab and shrimp I Eat...


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Thank you. It's a confirmation for me that I eat healthy stuff....
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:09 PM   #6
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Love the post dude...


Hey carrots pretty good too ..

Carrots are nutritional heroes, they store a goldmine of nutrients. No other vegetable or fruit contains as much carotene as carrots, which the body converts to vitamin A. This is a truly versatile vegetable and an excellent source of vitamins B and C as well as calcium pectate, an extraordinary pectin fibre that has been found to have cholesterol-lowering properties.
The carrot is an herbaceous plant containing about 87% water, rich in mineral salts and vitamins (B,C,D,E).
Raw carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A and potassium; they contain vitamin C, vitamin B6, thiamine, folic acid, and magnesium.
Cooked carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, a good source of potassium, and contain vitamin B6, copper, folic acid, and magnesium. The high level of beta-carotene is very important and gives carrots their distinctive orange colour.

Carrots also contain, in smaller amounts, essential oils, carbohydrates and nitrogenous composites. They are well-known for their sweetening, antianaemic, healing, diuretic, remineralizing and sedative properties.
In order to assimilate the greatest quantity of the nutrients present in carrots, it is important to chew them well - they are the exception to the rule - they are more nutritious cooked than raw.


Opinions vary. Clearly a raw carrot has more goodness in it when it is raw and therefore you would assume it is the healthiest way to eat it. But unless the carrot is juiced then consumed, the body cannot break down the goodness because of the cellular nature of the carrot.

It's a cooking tip that could save your life - boiling carrots before slicing them increases their anti-cancer properties by 25%, a new study has revealed. Dr Kirsten Brandt, an agricultural scientist at Newcastle University, has discovered that the subtle difference between pre-slicing a carrot and boiling it whole could drastically affect the vegetable's nutritional powers. Carrots cooked without being sliced have one quarter more of the anti-cancer compound falcarinol than those that are chopped up first, she told a conference yesterday. An earlier study by Dr Brandt and colleagues at the University of Southern Denmark found that people whose diets were rich in falcarinol were around 30% less likely to develop cancer than those who ate none.



Also most of the goodness is actually in, or just below the skin. Carrots are one of the best sources of carotene which is a strong antioxidant, but carrots also contain other phenolic compounds that are antioxidants. Many people do not realize that numerous phenolic compounds are located in the skin of fruit and vegetables, many of which are removed by peeling prior to processing.



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I think that all fruit that in English end with -berries are good too....
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Now if they could just combine all those ingredients to make cheeseburgers, pizza, and BBQ, I'd be really healthy!!!!
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Great post Dan, excellent information!
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Great list!
But this I disagree with ...

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26. Skim Milk
The Power: Riboflavin (a.k.a. vitamin B2) is important for good vision and along with vitamin A might help improve eczema and allergies. Plus, you get calcium and vitamin D, too. One cup has 86 calories, 0 fat and 0 fiber. If you are used to high fat milk, don't go cold turkey; instead, mix the two together at first. Trust this fact: In a week or two you won't miss it!
The real powerhouse is full-fat raw milk from grass-fed cows. The cream turns a rich yellow color when the cows are feeding on rapidly growing spring and fall pastures. The yellow is a powerhouse called Activator X by Weston A. Price. Fat is not our enemy. The right kinds of fat are needed for the nervous system and brain. Fat helps you feel satiated faster and for longer periods of time. Clean healthy natural fats help you absorb other nutrients, and contains large quantities of the fat-soluble vitamins. Spring cream and other fats were revered by primitive people for their health building qualities and the best fats were given to young couples for a full year before pregnancy, during pregnancy and lactation. They went to great lengths to obtain these fats. When asked why, they said because - They make PERFECT babies.
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And i disagree with this


Do we really need milk?

Vegan Sources of Calcium
Good plant sources of calcium include:
Green leafy vegetables: spring greens, kale, broccoli, parsley.
It is important to note that spinach is not a good source of calcium. It is high in calcium, but the calcium is bound to oxalates and therefore poorly absorbed
Fortified foods such as soya milk
White flour (as calcium is added by law) and white flour products
Calcium-set tofu
Oranges
Ground sesame seeds (tahini)
The calcium content is high but variable and absorption of calcium from tahini is not proven so tahini should not be relied upon as a main source
Figs and black molasses
Drinking hard water can provide 200mg of calcium daily, although soft water contains almost none[2]
Examples of amounts of foods providing 100mg calcium[3]
Type of Food grams
Almonds 42g
Black Treacle 18g
Broccoli 250g
Carob 29g
Chickpeas (boiled) 217g
Curly Kale (boiled) 67g
Currants 108g
Chickpea flour 56g
Figs 40g
Oranges 212g
Soya Milk (calcium-fortified) 83g
Spring Greens (cooked) 133g
Tahini 15g
Tofu (made with calcium sulphate) 33g
Watercress (uncooked) 59g
White Plain Flour 71g
Wholemeal Flour 263g
White Bread 56g
Wholemeal Bread 94g
Brown Bread 54g
Granary Bread 48g


And fats hey there everywhere...

Activator x

On the Trail of the Elusive X-Factor

A Sixty-Two-Year-Old Mystery Finally Solved

By Chris Masterjohn

Contents

Article Summary
On the Trail of the Elusive X-Factor (Main Article)
A Sixty-Year Mystery
Vitamin K: Three Discoveries Converge
Perfect Correspondence
Synergy with Vitamins A and D
Vitamin K2 and Dental Health
Vitamin K2 and Bone Health
Vitamin K2 and Heart Disease
Vitamin K2 and the Brain
Other Roles of Vitamin K2
Vitamin K2 in Foods
Figures
Figure 1: The Structure of K Vitamins and Their Chemical Behavior
Figure 2: Corresponding Characteristics of Activator X and Vitamin K2
Figure 3: Vitamin K-Dependent Carboxylation
Figure 4: Vitamin K2 Contents of Selected Foods
Sidebars
The Activator X Test
Interactions between Vitamins A, D, and K2
Is Vitamin K2 an Essential Nutrient?
The Vitamin K-Dependent Carboxylase
Vitamin K2 and the Brain: A Closer Look
Bacterial Production of Vitamin K2
Supplementing with Vitamin K2


more here

http://www.westonaprice.org/basicnut...itamin-k2.html

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The real powerhouse is full-fat raw milk from grass-fed cows. The cream turns a rich yellow color when the cows are feeding on rapidly growing spring and fall pastures. The yellow is a powerhouse called Activator X by Weston A. Price. Fat is not our enemy. The right kinds of fat are needed for the nervous system and brain. Fat helps you feel satiated faster and for longer periods of time. Clean healthy natural fats help you absorb other nutrients, and contains large quantities of the fat-soluble vitamins. Spring cream and other fats were revered by primitive people for their health building qualities and the best fats were given to young couples for a full year before pregnancy, during pregnancy and lactation. They went to great lengths to obtain these fats. When asked why, they said because - They make PERFECT babies.
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And what about blueberries? Antioxidant !!!!!
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Sometime back, maybe a few weeks.....someone posted color pic of different fruits/veggies that correspond to different organs in the body. They had the same shape of the organs, & were also good for that particular organ.

Does anyone remember who posted it, or where I might find it again. It was really interesting & useful also. Would like to print them off.
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Love berries. I buy frozen berries and thaw them to eat. It helps since it's hard to find fresh berries that haven't been imported from somewhere. Also, freezing, if I'm not mistaken, helps preserve the nutrients in the fruit.
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The strongest antioxidant is ALA (alpha lipoic acid). I guess it's really a supplement rather than a food. ALA is also in effect an anti-ageing agent because it helps repair the damage that occurs to nerve cells. (People who are about 80 and can afford it sometimes take stem cells daily, which also have an anti-ageing and repair effect.)

The second strongest antioxidant is goji berries (preferably in their natural form rather than in liquid form with preservative added). State-of-the-art naturopathic equipment shows that taking goji causes all the organs and energy meridians in the body to quickly become balanced and harmoniously integrated with one another. Powerful stuff!

Acai berries have been getting a lot of hype lately. It's true that they're the best catalyst for magnifying the effectiveness of vitamin C. But really, all berries are among the healthiest foods there are, as Burgundia has mentioned.

Another category of some of the healthiest foods there are are grasses and all types of sprouts (shoots) -- and, even better, the underwater varieties, of seaweeds and good types of algae -- such as chlorella and spirulina and so on. These have absolutely the highest concentrations in any foods of various vitamins and minerals. Incidentally, if there's a food shortage, the best thing you can do is chew clean grass, though of course you'll need to spit it out once you've got the juice out. The only drawback is, these foods are so rich and so packed with good things, it takes the average person several months of eating them daily before their body becomes able to absorb more than a fraction of all that good stuff.

The post starting this thread mentioned avoiding things like diabetes and cancer. Yes, everybody should eat mostly fruits and vegetables. But I'd like to point out that anybody at risk of diabetes (which includes at least one person in four over 40 or so) should try to keep their blood glucose level down. And it's been thoroughly proved that what causes blood glucose to rise to the most unhealthy levels is grains. Yes, that includes whole grains and breads and pastas and so on. They're considerably worse for raising glycemic levels than sugary desserts are!

Soy products are great for Asian people. However, in others they leach calcium out of your bones, unless the soy is in a fermented form (tempeh).
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Benefits of Resveratrol
As a natural defense mechanism found in plants, resveratrol has a number of health benefits; when taken as a supplement, including the lowering of blood sugar levels and improvements in the immune system. Many scientists point to the compound as the key element of the Mediterranean diet, as it is commonly found in wine that is consumed in the region.

Common sources of the compound include red grapes, as well as several fruits, such as pomegranate and blueberries. With its rich antioxidant structure, a number of tests have shown that it helps the body protect cells, the nervous system and the cardiovascular system. As a result, many nutritionists strongly recommend consuming foods that contain the compound, especially for those who are recovering from illness or are at risk from compromised immune systems. Completely healthy individuals, however, can expect a wide range of benefits, including improved auto-immune response as well as potential improvements in metabolic rates that aid in weight regulation.

Leading researchers have shown that it is particularly effective in helping to prevent the onset of particular forms of cancer. In fact, a National Institutes of Health survey reviewed a number of studies which showed laboratory evidence of its benefits in combating the disease. Not only can it help ward off illness, but resveratrol has been linked to improved cardiovascular performance in fully healthy individuals, and is recommended by sports nutritionists to help athletes to recover from long periods of exertion.

The benefits of resveratrol have been splashed all over the media since the discovery that they may lengthen life. Perhaps you caught stories on 60 Minutes, the Dow Jones Online Report (below), talked about by Barbara Walters, discussed on Fox News, recently reported on by Rosemary Ellis, editor of GoodHousekeeping Magazine on the Today Show and by Dr. Mehmet Oz on the Oprah Winfrey Show.










The Antioxidant Solution


Don't be afraid of resveratrol, you've been getting resveratrol benefits from one or more of these six sources your whole life:

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Sometime back, maybe a few weeks.....someone posted color pic of different fruits/veggies that correspond to different organs in the body. They had the same shape of the organs, & were also good for that particular organ.

Does anyone remember who posted it, or where I might find it again. It was really interesting & useful also. Would like to print them off.
I think i have an email containing this, i will try and dig it out.
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Sometime back, maybe a few weeks.....someone posted color pic of different fruits/veggies that correspond to different organs in the body. They had the same shape of the organs, & were also good for that particular organ.

Does anyone remember who posted it, or where I might find it again. It was really interesting & useful also. Would like to print them off.
i found this


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 o f 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 h elp 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 materia! ls and dangerous free radicals from the body.
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