Bible Diet - Biblical Health and Bible Foods

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 Bible Diet Pyramid

4 Bible Food Groups

1. Trees whose edible yield is bearing seed or is seeds. (click)
2. Plants whose edible yield is bearing seed or is seeds.
3. Field plants , herbs, roots, leafy vegetables.
4. Clean Meat (click)
Four Basic Bible Food Groups

Bible Foods and the Pyramid

The Bible diet pyramid displays the relevant merit of the four Bible food groups. Although we should eat more vegetables and herbs by volume, the nobler tree foods nearer the base are more highly esteemed and hold the greater priority when planning meals.

These three plant food groups follow the order of mention in the creation account as well as the subsequent order in which they were given to mankind for food.

The biblical diet plan may seem similar to vegetarian, kosher, halal or vegan diets. However, not all fruit and vegetables are equal. A hierarchy of food relevance is established based on how seeds are propagated within the tree, plant or herb. Each of the three groups of plant food are distinctly individual and satisfy differing nutritional and health needs. We sometimes use the terms fruit and vegetable loosely to describe plant foods, but the Bible makes a clear distinction.

The Bible health plan indicates that fruit, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and legumes are the foundation of a healthy diet. Herbs, exercise, water and sunshine are also essential for happiness. Safe, clean meat; meat by-products and vegetable oils are optional.

Bible Diet Verses

God's Biblical Diet in Scripture

Who is the authority on eating right? God established His diet plan at the foundation of the world and gave it to Adam in Eden. The same principles and simple guidelines have been passed down the ages to us through scripture. If we take a few minutes to understand, and we make an effort to adopt God's plan, we will be rewarded with health, happiness and a more abundant life.

The Original Biblical Diet Plan

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God said, "I have given you every plant with seeds on the face of the earth and every tree that has fruit with seeds. This will be your food." Genesis 1:29 to Listen.
There are two colorful food classes contained within this group for mankind:
  • 1. every tree bearing seed
    Examples: apples, avocados, grapefruit, pecans, papaya, cherries, olives
  • 2. every plant bearing seed
    Examples: tomatoes, beans, lentils, wheat, berries, squash, corn, rye
Click here to read more about the original diet plan...

Herbs of the Field

Medicinal Foods and Herbs

bible verse 6 He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth. Psalm 104:14

Although fruits and vegetables bearing seed are superior biblical foods, those plants considered to be plants of the field are an invaluable addition to our diet. The benefits of herbs extend beyond nutrition to cleanse the blood and boost the immune system for example. Actually, each variety of herb contributes an unique service to humanity. Everyone should experiment and find those herbs that are useful to them. Many suffer needlessly when natural, helpful remedies are readily available.

Herbs and a healthy diet can work together not only to relieve and cure disease but to actually address the conditions that caused the illness in the first place. Some herbs do provide immediate comfort. However, unlike prescription drugs, most herbs work gradually and in the "by and by" not just to mask symptoms but to actually correct the cause of the illness.

Obviously, not every plant is suitable for food. Some spices and drinks that we have adopted into our diet are more harmful than good. For example, overuse of black pepper, cinnamon, coffee and some teas can be an irritant to our system. However, many herbs that are not edible may still be beneficial used externally as a poultice. Keep a book of herbs at hand in your home and become familiar with simple, natural remedies. You will be rewarded with a higher quality of life.

Click here to read why herbs were added to our diet

Bible Foods and Health Tips

To Everything There is a Season

Bible Diet Tips

Eating Meat

Meat Laws

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You are therefore to make a distinction between the clean animal and the unclean, and between the unclean bird and the clean; and you shall not make yourselves detestable by animal or by bird or by anything that creeps on the ground, which I have separated for you as unclean.
Leviticus 20:25

The Bible dietary restrictions regarding clean meat are easy to understand. For land animals to be considered clean, they must both chew the cud and have a divided or cloven hoof. Fish must have both scales and fins. Generally, birds are considered to be clean. The exceptions are birds of prey, bats, winged insects (excepting grasshoppers), scavenger birds etc.
View Clean Animal Examples List

Biblical Diet Food Summary

Bible Diet

1. Tree fruit bearing seed. 2. Plant food bearing seed. 3. Helpful herbs. 4. Optional clean meat.

These foods hold the seeds that yield a bountiful life and are essential to the biblical diet health food plan.
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Seven Health Needs
1. Exercise
2. Simple diet
3. Sunshine **
4. Rest
5. Pure Water
6. Clean air
7. Daily Communion **

and yet He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness." Acts 14:17

The Bible does not have a recipes page. Instead, the Bible lays out simple instructions, sound principles and clear guidelines regarding the foods created for our health and happiness.

Third Day of Creation
And God said,
(3) Let grass come up on the earth,
(2) and plants producing seed,
(1) and fruit-trees giving fruit, in which is their seed, after their sort: and it was so. Genesis 1:11 (emphasis provided)

Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness;
2 Corinthians 9:10

Tree of Life Diet - The Bible mentions a variety of biblical foods. All Bible foods, particularly healing foods, fall within the food groups listed on this page. Bible scriptures that have a bearing on foods and herbs are seeds God plants in our living garden based at the Bible tree of life.

Phytonutients are chemical properties in plants that provide protection from disease and free radicals. The Bible diet plant foods are rich in phytonutrients and a great source of antioxidants and fiber while low in fats and cholesterol.

Daniel determined in his heart not to defile himself with unclean foods. He chose to eat according to Bible dieting instructions. In return, his influence has passed down to us as an example of the power of choice in eating right.
Read more about Daniel's Diet

Seven Rainbow Colors
1. red 5. blue
2. orange 6. indigo
3. yellow 7. violet
4. green
Seven Basic Nutrients
1. Vitamins 5. Fats
2. Minerals 6. Fiber
3. Carbohydrates 7. Water
4. Proteins

Bible dietary laws allow that safe, clean animal meat and clean animal by-products may be eaten according to the Bible meat diet plan. However, plant life is vastly superior for food. Fruit, nuts, whole grains, legumes and vegetables form the foundation on which the Bible diet is based.
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