Part of my role as a parent is to make sure that my children grow healthy and strong for their current health and safety as well as their future lives and health. As such, I try my darnedest to make sure that they make healthy choices and have positive eating habits.
Now, I can even fall back on my grandma's wisdom: they are what they eat... but I understand that now on a whole new level!
I have seen this email a few times, but, in case you, my reader, haven't, I wanted to share it here. I have added additional information to make it 'post worthy', but it shows how, if we only pay attention to what we are eating, we will see what it will truly benefit in our own bodies.
Nutritional scientists have a word for this occurrence. It is called 'teleological nutritional targeting' - the idea that every whole food has a pattern that resembles the body organ or physiological function that it directly benefits.
This believe stemmed from the Doctrine of Signatures, a belief that God left signatures all over his creation on how it can best be used. This was instituted and studied from the early church and Roman times up until now, and now we have science to support many of these claims.
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.
Apples and Star Fruit are both known to contain components that increase neurotransmissions and strengthen the brains neurons. When sliced, both apples and star fruit create a star pattern, just like the neurons of the brain.
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.
Avocados, 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 clusters. They also hang down, heavy, from the branches that they grow on. They look very similar to a man's scrotum, or, more specifically, the testes. Figs increase the mobility of sperm and increase the numbers of sperm. This increases the probability of overcoming male sterility.
Sweet Potatoes/yams look just like the human pancreas. Interestingly, sweet potatoes/yams actually help to balance the glycemic index of diabetics, as well as increase the functionality of the pancreas.
Yeah, we all know what a banana looks like. The banana contains 3 natural sugars which are sucrose, fructose and glucose. These natural sugars combined with the high fiber content in a banana help to give an instant sustained and substantial boost of energy. Popular research has proven that just by eating two bananas is enough to provide energy for a strenuous 90 minute workout. Which is why some may consider it a sex food due to the additional energy it provides to keep a mans erection going, and going, and going....
Zucchini looks like the trachea, complete with the larynx at the end. Because of the presence of high level of vitamin C, vitamin A, copper, fiber, phosphorus, and potassium in zucchini, it is said to be a natural cure/medicine for both season, situational, and chronic asthma sufferers.
Peanuts come in pairs and grow in an enclosed space, very much like the testes that reside in a man's scrotum. Peanuts, not surprisingly then, have a profound effect on male sexual libido.A funny tidbit of history, the church of the Middle Ages forbade men to eat peanuts. Why? peanuts increase the production of testosterone as well as contain arginine, the main component of Viagra.
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 help 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 materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.
Part of Conscious parenting and being a conscious family is being conscientious of what we consume, our diet. So, next time you make your family a spinach salad topped with celery, onions, tomatoes, walnuts, and chopped star fruit, know you are not only feeding their bellies, but their bodies!