They say you are what you eat, and when it comes to these foods, the saying rings true. Nature is indeed full of surprises as it leaves clues in food to suggest its purpose.
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If you slice a carrot in half horizontally, you’ll see a mirror image of an eye. The thin lines on the carrot resembling the pupil and iris will make your jaw drop. Dailymail reports, carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which helps improve blood flow and reduce loss of vision.
The wrinkles on a walnut looks like those in a brain. The line in the middle of a walnut seems to be dividing the two hemispheres of a brain. Walnuts are high on Omega-3 fatty acids, a substance which develops neuron-transmitters that support brain. According to Dailymail, they also protect us from Alzheimer's and dementia.
The long stalks of celery surprisingly look like the bones in our body. Celery with its adequate silicon strengthens bones. Bones require 23 percent of silicon which is usually obtained by celery, reports Dailymail.
The shocking similarity in the structure of a sweet potato and pancreas will blow your mind. Dailymail states that sweet potatoes contain high level of beta-carotene which helps to heal damages in the body.
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Slice a tomato in half vertically and you will realise it has multiple chambers which are like that of a heart. Tomatoes contain a chemical named lycopene which helps in the functioning of the heart, according to Dailymail.
You’re definitely going to smile at this one. Bananas are an anti-depressant, according to Dailymail, as they contain trypophan which is converted into a happy chemical.
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The branches of grapes looks similar to that of the bronchi and the bunches of grapes look like alveoli. Dailymail reports that grapes contain proanthocyanidin which reduces risk of lung cancer.
Roots of a ginger look like a stomach attached to the esophagus. It shouldn’t be surprising to note that ginger benefits the stomach. According to Dailymail, it helps to maintain the stomach with its ability to prevent nausea and vomiting.
Cut a mushroom in half and you’ll realise it looks like an ear. Mushrooms, if used in diet, can improve hearing, says Dailymail.
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