YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT Sports Med 2 WHAT DOES THIS FOOD LOOK LIKE? TOMATO AND THE HEART A Tomato has four chambers and is red just like the heart. TOMATO AND THE HEART Tomatos help lower blood pressure Tomatos reduce the risk of heart disease Tomatoes are a good source of potassium. Diets rich in potassium lower high blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease Tomatos help lower cholesterol Tomatos contain lycopene which reduces risk of heart disease WHAT DOES THIS FOOD LOOK LIKE? CARROTS AND EYES A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just Like the human eye. CARROTS AND EYES Enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes. Vitamin A Prevents night blindness Helps keep skin and mucous membrane linings healthy WHAT DOES THIS FOOD LOOK LIKE? GRAPES AND THE HEART GRAPES HANG IN A CLUSTER THAT HAS THE SHAPE OF THE HEART. EACH GRAPE LOOKS LIKE A BLOOD CELL . GRAPES AND THE HEART Resveratrol helps the cardiovascular system by reducing inflammation, and increasing blood flow. WHAT DOES THIS FOOD LOOK LIKE? WALNUTS AND THE BRAIN A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just like the neo-cortex. WALNUTS AND THE BRAIN Walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neurontransmitters for brain function Vitamin B-6 - Helps the brain communicate with cells -deficiencies in vitamin B-6 can lead to depression, because of a lack of mood regulation. WHAT DOES THIS FOOD LOOK LIKE? KIDNEY BEANS AND THE KIDNEYS Kidney Beans look like human kidneys KIDNEY BEANS AND THE KIDNEYS High in fiber which decrease cholesterol and helps stabilize blood sugar High blood pressure and diabetes contribute to kidney disease WHAT DOES THIS FOOD LOOK LIKE? CELERY, BOK CHOY, RHUBARB AND YOUR BONES Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and more look like bones. Contain vitamin K, magnesium, and phosphorus which helps utilize calcium Contain Calcium WHAT DOES THIS FOOD LOOK LIKE? AVOCADO AND WOMEN'S HEALTH Avocados look like the womb and cervix of the female Avocados balance hormones, and prevent cervical cancers. Contain folic acid, important for fetal development WHAT DOES THIS FOOD LOOK LIKE? SWEET POTATOES AND THE PANCREAS Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas Release sugars gradually, low glycemic foods WHAT DOES THIS FOOD LOOK LIKE? ONIONS AND BODY CELLS Onions look like body cells. onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. Produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. SO BEFORE YOU PICK UP THAT BAG OF POTATO CHIPS, JUST THINK, DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A COUCH POTATO?