{whatever wednesday} — a repost; about how cool nature is.

12 Sep

so, i decided to change “wordy wednesday” to “whatever wednesday” — i just can’t put that kind of pressure on myself anymore – haha 😉

so, in honor of my first “whatever” post, i am going to repost something i wrote a while ago that i find awesome and should be shared with as many people as possible. when i first posted this way back when i started my blog, i got more hits than any other day, and more facebook shares than any other day… so i figure, this is information people actually care about…

as you know, i’m a huge foodie.  i love anything with colour – so basically anything that has been in the ground, grown in soil, rich in nutrients from the earth, fibrous, healthy, and completely natural.  so basically, i am pro-veggie. i firmly believe the human body has the power to heal itself using diet. we truly are what we eat. and when i discovered that some foods actually look like the body parts they help heal, i was floored. talk about intelligent design!  we are truly incredible human machines.

oh and in case you’re wondering what my stance is after that whole organic vs. conventional stanford study, i don’t care… and i actually didn’t even read it, i don’t need to.  it’s just like when they supposedly found this brand new thirteenth astrological sign suddenly – what was his name? whatever, it doesn’t matter. i’m still a sagittarius/scorpio cusp with cancer rising and a capricorn moon, i’m a total product of my natal chart, to a T – some random astronomer isn’t going to come along and suddenly tell me i’m not who i feel i am. and some fancy rich group of college kids isn’t going to come along and change why i eat organic food, either.  {sorry, do i sound snarky?!} i choose to eat organic not just because i feel it is more healthy for me and notice the change in how i feel by eating it, but because – well i think it just plain tastes better and also, as a cool new blogger friend put it, “eating organic is the responsible thing to do as a world citizen.”  wow, swallow that.  it’s not just our “patriotic duty” or “ethical responsibility” it’s part of being a citizen of the WORLD.  eating organic food is good for the longterm benefits of our environment and our children’s future home.  and our neighbouring countries’ future lives and homes…and we know it.  and i’m not just talking going to whole foods and buying something with a huge “organic” sticker just because.  i’m talking about signing up for a co-op, shopping at local farmers markets, or even better – growing your OWN natural and organic food… there are lots of ways to be “organic” and not break the bank or eat foods you don’t like.  OPEN YOUR MIND!

so it’s time to wake up and start living the life we know we need to live to benefit all.  BUY LOCAL!  BUY ORGANIC!  BUY IN-SEASON! BUY NON-GMO! vote with your dollars – they’ll get the message.  and one day {very soon, i think} – eating “organic” will be the “normal” way of doing things, we won’t even know an other option – and we won’t waste time on studies, because we’ll just KNOW it’s better for our overall well-being, not just our bodies.

aaaaaaaanyway, without further rant and ado, here is some cool information about just how cool nature is :

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{all images copyright istockphoto and shutterstock}

when sliced width-ways, carrots look like the iris of a human eye – and guess what they are good for? vision and eye health!

tomatoes have 4 chambers and resemble the human heart.  tomatoes are high in antioxidants; promoting heart health.

grapefruit, and other citrus, with its high vitamin content – look like women’s breasts and have been known to fight cancer cells in these tissues.

ginger looks like the stomach – and has been known to aid in overall tummy health and also helps with nausea or indigestion.

celery stalks look like and are good for the bones.  celery is 23% sodium, and so are our bones.

walnuts look exactly like the human brain – and are loaded with omega 3 fatty acids, which help brain function AKA make you smarter 🙂

cabbage is also good for the brain.

sweet potatoes (yams) – look like the pancreas.  these superfoods are good for diabetics and help maintain healthy blood sugar.

clams look like male testicles.  they have high amounts of folic acid and zinc in them, which have been known to increase sperm count.

avocados resemble the uterus.  these are also high in folic acid, which is good for reproductive health.  another cool fact – it takes an avocado exactly 9 months to fully ripen.

red wine looks like blood – it is also high in antioxidants, good for the heart which pumps good blood, and also helps prevent blood clots.

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some other cool ones i read but don’t have photos for :

– onions look like cells and are known to clear waste – also, they produce tears which cleanse the eye {and us, emotionally}

– bananas look like your smile – the b vitamins and other benefits aid in depression.

– kidney beans look exactly like the human kidney and help in its digestive functions.

– mushrooms look like ears – they aid in hearing.

– watermelon somewhat resembles a pregnant woman’s belly and can aid in morning sickness and heartburn.

and i recently thought of this one –

– garlic looks like a hand or fingers {when beginning to “open” into a claw-like shape} – and garlic has been known to help with inflammation and/or arthritis

NATURE DOES IT BEST!!

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12 Responses to “{whatever wednesday} — a repost; about how cool nature is.”

  1. mylifeisthebestlife September 12, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    That study made me so mad. OK, so there may not be more vitamins and minerals, but HELLO! PESTICIDES! HORMONES! ANTIBIOTICS! How is that ok??? You don’t need to go to Stanford (and apparently, it’s better if you don’t) to see that it’s better to not be putting chemicals on your food!

    I didn’t know it takes an avocado 9 months to ripen. I love it! I’m eating a grilled turkey and avocado sandwich RIGHT NOW and I got EXTRA avocado on my salad! My uterus is happy.

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    • cooking with audrey September 12, 2012 at 10:49 am #

      sigh, i know. it typically makes my blood boil when i think about it, but lately i’m just like, you know what? all i can do is be the change i want to see in the world. so i vote with my dollars every time i shop. i even stopped buying clothes that aren’t ethically produced. it just sickens me to think we’ve pesticide-d the place to bits that potatoes don’t even taste like potatoes anymore.
      i’m gonna keep doing my thing, cuz my thing is the right thing 😉
      how was that salad, me love?!

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      • mylifeisthebestlife September 12, 2012 at 10:51 am #

        My lunch was perfect! I was feeling SO AWFUL earlier that I didn’t think that I was going to eat anything, but I was lured by the thought of avocado and I couldn’t resist.

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  2. anthony0358 September 12, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    so cool

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  3. ctotir September 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    Cool post. I buy organic as much as I can, and that article won’t change my mind anyway. I am lucky I can afford it. But, you do know that the USDA definition of “organic” does not mean that the produce is completely free of conventional pesticides, right?? This is what they say: “Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation.” That’s a bit tricky!!

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    • cooking with audrey September 13, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

      i totally hear ya lady! that’s why i choose to shop at whole foods market. they do the leg-work for us. i know that buying the 365 line guarantees me it’s from a sustainable non-gmo source and that gives me piece of mind – which is as you know, irreplaceable! thank you for your comment and for being such a dedicated follower! i appreciate you 🙂

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  4. realocalcooking September 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    I saw this concept of the foods and the body parts somewhere else too. The one I saw talked about squash and penis…..I wondered how you were going to handle that one. 🙂

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    • cooking with audrey September 13, 2012 at 11:09 am #

      hA! funny thing, i had an interview for a position wherein i used this article as a presentation and the first pic that popped up was the testicles.. i was like, “sorry about this….” haha! reminds me of a funny comic i have hanging on my wall – i should post it.

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  5. wholeistic September 29, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    Great, informative post. Going ot make a juice with some walnuts, ginger, tomato and lemon! If only avocadoes werent so expensive here! 😦

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    • cooking with audrey October 3, 2012 at 1:22 am #

      where is “here” ?

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      • wholeistic October 3, 2012 at 5:08 am #

        here is Seoul, South Korea. From Australia and used to an abundance of fresh produce, anything not grown in Korea has sky high import costs. More incentive to eat and support local, but sometimes you just want what you know, you know!!!

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  6. anthony0358 October 3, 2012 at 2:19 am #

    oh boy I remember this post, and look at all that lovely color too!

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