Ancient biblical wisdom, primarily found in the Old Testament of the Bible, references a variety of foods that the Bible identifies as having healing properties or being beneficial to good health and longevity. These foods often identified as clean foods in the text are the basis for several popular diet plans including the Maker’s Diet. These plans focus on eating foods that come from seed bearing trees or plants, herbs roots and green leafy vegetables and clean meat from animals with a cloven hoof and seafood with fins and scales. Interestingly insects such as grasshoppers, locusts and crickets are allowed however not common food choices in today’s western culture.
Studies of biblical diets show that they do have a beneficial impact on the wellbeing of those who follow these diet plans. Energetically eating cleaner foods results in cleaner energetic and physical bodies. The documented benefits of biblical diets include weight loss, longer lifespans with fewer health complications, increased energy, balanced hormones and improvement in mood and overall outlook on life. Some dieters claim that following a biblical diet was a key factor in curing disease. Others choose to follow a biblical diet not for health reasons but as a part of their spiritual practice.
Foods such as pork refined flour and sugar, bottom feeding seafood such as lobster, crab, shrimp and oysters and fried or processes meets including bologna, corned beef and roast beef are not included in biblical diets and to be avoided as they are considered unclean. In addition, many biblical diets also include specific prayers and spiritual rituals along with a dietary plan.
Whether you choose to follow a biblical diet completely or are simply seeking foods with specific healing properties, knowing some basic information about the following ten primary healing foods from the Bible may be helpful.