10 Top Healthy Bible Foods That Heal
Whether you eat, drink or whatever you do, do all for the glory of God
~ 1 Corinthians 10:31
God gave health rules to His people because he knows what body needs to function optimally and to avoid diseases. Following God’s free health plan diet is of a vital importance if you want to enjoy abundant health and longer life.
Here are the top 10 Bible foods known for their health and healing properties
Olives and Olive oil
Then it shall come about when the Lord your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you, great and splendid cities which you did not build, and houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and hewn cisterns which you did not dig, vineyards and olive treeswhich you did not plant, and you eat and are satisfied. (Deuteronomy 6:10-11).
According to a research, regular consumption of olives and olive oil is beneficial for heart, brain, skin and joint health. They are also recommended due to their ability to prevent cancer and diabetes. Undoubtedly, olives and olive oil have lived up to their ancient reputation of sacred foodstuff.
For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills; a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey. (Deuteronomy 8:7-8).
Several research studies that have been conducted, proved that pomegranate provides powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-obesity and anti-tumor properties. As researchers claim, this tasty fruit also provides the most therapeutically beneficial components such as ellagic acid, flavonoids, anthocyanins, and flavones. Following this, pomegranate is considered as extremely effective in the treatment of chronic diseases such as cancer, insulin resistance, intestinal inflammation and obesity.
May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine. (Song of Solomon 1:2)
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), regularly drinking a 4-oz glass of red wine helps reduce the risk of developing heart disease. However, due to the known dangers in consuming high amounts of alcohol, the Mayo Clinic warns drinking much more than this amount.
Once the grape juice is fermented, natural anti-oxidant and flavonoid effects of the substance known as resveratrol are being exemplified. After evaluating the health benefits of resveratrol in the last few years, researchers were able to prove that they can prevent chronic diseases including diabetes and obesity.
Flax – An excellent wife, who can find?
For her worth is far above jewels… She looks for wool and flax
And works with her hands in delight. (Proverbs 31:10,13)
Flax seed has a rich history of medicinal use dating back to Babylon in 3000 BC, and was accepted with a great enthusiasm by natural health and medical circles due to its rich content of natural, vegan source of Omega-3 essential fatty acid, lignans, and fiber. Furthermore, flax can prevent cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
Sprouted Grain Bread
Take wheat and barley, beans and lentils, millet and spelt; put them in a storage jar and use them to make bread for yourself. (Ezekiel 4:9).
In the Book of Ezekiel, God gave the prophet Ezekiel a perfect bread recipe that contains all essential amino acids. The Ezekiel bread is considered as healthier than other breads since the grains and legumes are soaked and sprouted and therefore they are easy to digest.
The lambs will be for your clothing and the goats will bring the price of a field. There will be goats’ milk enough for your food,for the food of your household,and sustenance for your maidens. (Proverbs 27:26-27)
Raw milk is abundant with vitamins and minerals such as calcium, vitamin K2, magnesium, p phosphorus, and fat-soluble vitamins, essential for a healthy dental fluid flow and for maintaining great teeth health. Researchers conducted a study in order to compare the properties of cow’s milk with those of goat’s milk and concluded that goat’s milk provides more health benefits.
According to certain data related to goat’s milk, scientists from the University of Granada concluded that this milk is extremely effective in preventing diseases like anemia and bone demineralization. Moreover, goats’ milk aids digestion and metabolic utilization of minerals like iron, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.
Now you shall eat it [the unblemished lamb] in this manner: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste—it is the Lord’s Passover. (Exodus 12:11)
Lambs are considered as the most sacred and honored food in the bible due to the importance of the Passover Lamb and equating that role to Christ. Lamb is the meat of young sheep, which are one year old and younger. Lamb is considered as the healthiest red meat on the planet since it promotes heart health and prevents obesity due to its rich content of protein, vitamin B12, and minerals.
Bitter Herbs (coriander and parsley)
They shall eat the flesh that same night, roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. (Exodus 12:8).
Europeans consider the coriander as the “anti-diabetic”herb, because it has unique efficacy to regulate blood sugar, mostly due to the presence of the powerful anti-oxidant and natural cleansing agent cilantro. This Indian folk medicine is also known for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Parsley has been used for reversing chronic disease, preventing cancer and relieving joint pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It is filled with several essential vitamins like Vitamin A, B12, C and K.
Please test your servants for ten days, and let us be given somvegetables to eat and water to drink. (Daniel 1:12)
Unlike fruits, which their over consumption leads to increasing your blood sugar, vegetables are aundoubtedly the most nutrient-dense and safest to eat.
According to the National Cancer Institute, cruciferous veggies (broccoli, cabbage, collards, kale, radish etc.) are extremely effective in preventing cancer due to their rich content of glucosinolates – a large group of sulfur-containing glucosides. Known to break down during chewing and digestion, these powerhouse chemicals have the ability to prevent the growth of cancer cells. In addition to this, it has also been proven that glucosinolates are beneficial in treating the following health concerns:
Bacterial and viral infections
Tumor angiogenesis (blood vessel formation)
Tumor metastasis (tumor migration)
Have you found honey? Eat only what you need that you not have it in excess and vomit it. (Proverbs 25:16)
Raw honey is also called a “liquid gold“ due to its limitless, medicinal applications to the skin and internal body. First of all, raw honey contains crucial vitamins (B1 – B6 and C) and several minerals (calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium and zinc).
Raw honey also contains a variety of anti-oxidants and stimulates the growth of probiotics in gastrointestinal tract, including (Bifidobacteria), which make it an amazing substitute to energy drinks for athletes and people who need a little boost Another fascinating ability of honey is that it help prevent seasonal allergies. However, make sure to purchase the local variety because it will contain indigenous pollen species unlike generic store bought brands.
What is your Favorite Healing Food of the Bible?