Does nature give us obvious hints on the foods we should be eating?
The resemblance between this nut and a brain is remarkable. Not only does a walnut have the intricate folds of the brain, it is also divided into a left and right side just as our brain is. Walnuts are packed with essential fatty acids which are needed for optimum brain and nervous system performance.
Slice a tomato in half and you will notice the multiple chambers it appears to have which look similar to the chambers of the heart. Tomatoes are rich in lycopene which has been found to benefit heart health and lower the risk of cardiovascular disease by preventing the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol.
Lean stalks of celery look very similar to the long bones in the human body and they are good for them too! As well as celery being a very popular diet aid due to the low calorific value, one stalk of celery also contains ~26mg of calcium which is essential to the development and maintenance of strong, healthy bones.
Remember when you were told that if you ate carrots you would be able to see in the dark? Well, carrots are actually linked with eye health and the cross-section of a carrot looks very similar to the human eye. Beta-carotene found in carrots is linked with reducing the risk of developing cataracts and protecting against macular degeneration.
A bunch of grapes appear to be a magnified version of the structure of alveoli in the lungs. Studies have found links between the consumption of fresh grapes and reducing the risk of lung cancer and emphysema. The seeds of grapes also contain a chemical called proanthocyanidin which is thought to reduce severity of asthma.