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Column Connects Benefits Of Food To Body Parts

The Washington Post Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (9/14, Huget) in its “Eat, Drink & Be Healthy” column lists some foods and health benefits according to body parts. Egg yolks and yellow corn aid the eyes because “carotenoids that give fruits and vegetables their color, may help ward off age-related macular degeneration.” The article mentions foods that benefit the brain (salmon, tuna, sardines); bones (milk, fortified soy beverages); heart (baked potato, prune juice); lungs (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bok choy); stomach (ginger); colon (beans and peas); prostate (green tea); ovaries (ice cream) and mentions the relevant study and why the respective foods may have the beneficial effects.