When you look at this picture what do you see?
Some of you may see a man’s face. Others may see a 4 letter word beginning with ‘L’. Or some of you may see something completely different.
I had the most interesting and random conversation with a guy that goes to my gym last night about how we perceive certain objects. Two people can look at the same picture and come up with two very different interpretations.
Thinking out of the box I was wondering if this could also be extended to food…
*What do you see?*
I see a heart. Eating strawberries can have amazing health benefits for your heart. They are high in vitamin C, potassium and fibre. In fact red fruits in particular contain high levels of anti-oxidants, which may help reduce inflammation that is associated with hardened arteries which is linked to many cardiovascular diseases.
*Is a walnut, just a walnut?*
I think not! All the wiggly lines, dips and curves of the walnut reminds me of the sulci (trough) and the gyrus (peak) of the human brain- I’m a geek I know! They contain high levels of omega-3, which is very important for brain function.
*Have you ever been told to eat your carrots because they are good for your eyes?*
Well, a sliced carrot looks freakishly similar to the iris and pupil of your eyes. Coincidence? Perhaps, but carrots contain high levels of beta-carotene. Carotene is a precursor in the production of keratin, a protein found in your eyes. SO EAT UP!
*Remind you of anything?*
As strange as this may sound, avocados remind me of a pregnant ladies belly. They are high in vitamins, good fats and folic acid, all essential for the development of those little growing bundles of joy! 🙂
A sliced mushroom turned on its side looks like an ear to me. The fact that they contain high levels of vitamin D, which is important for bone development. Even those teeny tiny bones that transmit sound in the form of vibrations to the brain.
*What do you see?*
I see some serious long and healthy bones. Believe it or not celery is great for the general health of your bones. Not only does celery resemble bones, but they are made up of 23% of sodium and your bones are made up of 23% of sodium too.
Food resembling the body parts that they most benefit maybe just coincidental, but you’ve got to admit nature is pretty awesome.
Did you see the word “Liar” written on the man’s face in the first picture?
Have you ever looked at a particular food and thought it reminded you of a certain body part?