Saturday, July 5, 2008

Could any of this stuff possibly be true?

A cyberspace friend in Iowa who writes about living on a farm received the following information in a recent e-mail and has shared it with us on her blog:

Amazing! God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body. 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 of 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 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 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 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 studied and named only 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 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.

(end of e-mailed article)

The English major in me says so little time, so many simple sentences. But are these many facts related to one another in any meaningful way? Today’s research may say yes; tomorrow’s may say something else.

One thing I know for sure: I’ll never eat another banana or look at a fig bush in quite the same way ever again.


  1. I can just hear you singing "Yes, we have no bananas." However, I wouldn't give up bananas quite yet, Mr. B!

    Following info. is lifted from

    "Because of their impressive potassium content, bananas are highly recommended by doctors for patients whose potassium is low. One large banana, about 9 inches in length, packs 602 mg of potassium and only carries 140 calories. That same large banana even has 2 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber. No wonder the banana was considered an important food to boost the health of malnourished children! Those reducing sodium in their diets can't go wrong with a banana with its mere 2 mgs of sodium. For the carbohydrate counters there are 36 grams of carbs in a large banana.

    Vitamins and minerals are abundant in the banana, offering 123 I.U. of vitamin A for the large size. A full range of B vitamins are present with .07 mg of Thiamine, .15 mg of Riboflavin, .82 mg Niacin, .88 mg vitamin B6, and 29 mcg of Folic Acid. There are even 13.8 mg of vitamin C. On the mineral scale Calcium counts in at 9.2 mg, Magnesium 44.1 mg, with trace amounts of iron and zinc.

    Putting all of the nutritional figures together clearly shows the banana is among the healthiest of fruits."

    Interesting information on the medicinal benefits of bananas can be found at

  2. I agree with Pat......keep right on eating bananas!!

    Hopefully, the info in that email is mostly true....I've previously read of the heart and blood vessel benefits of the lycopene in tomatoes, and I grew up hearing my mom say "eat your carrots, they're good for your eyes".

    This info may relate back to the ancient idea of correspondences......that similarities, even between differing things, point to a connection between the two. I've occasionally run into references to that concept in my reading the past few years, and find it quite fascinating.