Written by Redactie on Wednesday 30 July 2014
The unexpected similarities between natural food and our inner organs. The photo series you have to see!
You are what you eat. More and more people seek transparency in food and rediscover the medicinal qualities of it. Vera van het Hof - trend watcher, writer and stylist – made the photo series Bodycopy. It shows that, if you look closely, there are a lot of unexpected similarities between natural food and our inner organs.
Ginger – Stomach
Ginger appears to reduce inflammation in a similar way to aspirin and ibuprofen; it slows associated biochemical pathways. Ginger contains chemicals called gingerols and shogaols. When using ginger to treat upset stomach, these chemicals relax the intestinal tract, preventing motion sickness and relieving the nausea, vomiting, colicky stomach cramps, and diarrhea.
Grapes - Lungs
Grapes represent the alveoli of the lungs and medical science confirms that eating lots of these ‘Health bombs’, which contain high levels of reserveratrol, is highly beneficial for the epithelial cells lining the lungs and trachea. Regular consumption works to alleviate asthma and other bronchial complaints.
Walnuts – Brain
Walnuts look exactly like miniature brains with a left
and right hemisphere and upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums, and it has been scientifically proven that walnuts greatly assist brain development. They are rich with brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids that also have positive effects on mood. Like many antidepressants, walnuts work to boost the brain’s serotonin levels. The healthy oil also works at lowering cholesterol as well.
Figs – Testicles
Figs are full of seeds and hang in pairs, just like the testicles they mimic. Figs help increase sperm mobility and sperm count, both of which are essential for reproductive health. Adding extra figs to your diet can help treat male sterility. Figs also contain magnesium, wich contributes to the ability to produce testosterone.
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