The food you eat affects every living cell in your body. From providing energy to padding organs, we need food for every part of our bodies.
So, if you're looking for good health, try eating from head to toe...
- Brain: Grains fuel your brain with complex carbohydrates.
- Eyes: Leafy greens like spinach are full of lutein, which helps prevent macular degeneration.
- Teeth: Dairy products provide calcium for strong teeth.
- Skin: Fruit provides vitamin C to make collagen that promotes skin elasticity.
- Bones: Leafy greens provide vitamin K, known for bone health.
- Heart: Oranges are high in potassium, which can help lower blood pressure.
- Lungs: Green leafy vegetables like kale contain multiple nutrients that may help prevent lung cancer.
- Gallbladder: Oats help bind bile to prevent cholesterol production.
- Liver: Fruit provides a variety of antioxidants to protect your liver.
- Kidneys: Water helps your kidneys flush out waste products.
- Stomach: Citrus fruits and vegetables may inhibit H pylori growth, a cause of ulcers.
- Pancreas: Green vegetables like broccoli have antioxidants to protect your pancreas.
- Small intestine: Yogurt contains probiotics to keep good bacteria healthy.
- Large intestine: Beans provide fiber to aid laxation.
- Muscles: Eggs and other high-protein foods provide the building blocks for strong muscles.
- Legs/Feet: Nuts and seeds contain magnesium and potassium to prevent leg cramps.
Follow this guideline and you'll be able to say! "I feel great! From my head tomatoes."
By Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD
Stephanie Ronco has been editing in a professional capacity for the past 10 years. In addition to her work as an editor, Ronco has also served as a ghostwriter and writing tutor. A voracious reader, Ronco loves watching language evolve and change. When she’s not delving into her latest project, Ronco can be found teaching acting classes, performing in community theater, or sailing with her husband.