Today is the last day for National Fruits and Vegetables Month but we can enjoy nature’s bounty until harvest.

Sometimes nature tries to make things simple for us to pursue a more healthy diet.  Last week I ran across a short article on how the shape, structure and even the color of some common fruits and vegetables relate to the health of our bones and organs specifically, and body in general.  For example:

Carrots:  A sliced carrot looks like the human eye and science shows that carrots greatly enhance the blood flow to and function of the eyes

Tomato:  Tomatoes are red with four chambers – the same as the human heart – and research shows they are indeed good for the heart and blood.

Celery:  Celery, bok choy and rhubarb look just like bones and they target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium.

Kidney Beans: They not only look exactly like kidneys they help maintain kidney function.

Eggplant, avocadoes and pears:  These vegetables and fruits target the health and function of the wom and cervix of the female – and they look just like these organs.  Research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week it balances hormones.  It also takes nine months for an avocado to move from blossom to ripened fruit.

Figs:  This fruit is full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow.  Figs increase the motility of male sperm and increase the numbers of sperm to overcome male sterility.

Sweet Potatoes:  Looking like a pancreas, they actually balance the glycemic index of diabetes.

Onions:  Resembling the shape of body cells, onions clear waste materials from all the body cells – including the production of tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes.

Sometimes we think maintaining a healthy diet is complicated and time consuming. The author of the article, although cited as ‘Unknown’, has made this critical health connection very easy for us – or at least brought to our attention how nature tries to make it easy for us by just using our own eyes.  The health connection for these fruits and vegetables is even stronger when developed organically, free of man made pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals – just the way nature intended.