Do "food" and the Bible mix? Apparently yes...read on:
January 18, 2014
8 Ways to Live Well from Biblical Times
Apples, grapes, olive oil, honey, onions, pomegranates, fish, and spices like ginger are considered super-foods and found throughout the Bible. Gain understanding and live well, according to God’s Word!
The Olive Leaf
The olive leaf oil was used in Biblical times to promote healing for cuts and used as an antiseptic.
Walnuts, pistachios, and almonds can lower bad cholesterol, are full of protein, fiber, and can also maintain weight.
“Then their father Israel said to them, “If it must be, then do this: Put some of the best products of the land in your bags and take them down to the man as a gift—a little balm and a little honey, some spices and myrrh, some pistachio nuts and almonds.” Genesis: 43:11
Spelt has more protein than conventional wheat, B2, copper, fiber, and is digested easier. Spelt can help prevent diabetes with its low glycemic index. “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
Onions improve vitamin C production, reduce inflammation, regulate blood sugar, and can prevent certain cancers. “We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic.” Numbers 11:5
Vinegar works well as an antiseptic, body cleanser, and has vitamins A, B1, B2, and B6. It could also boost cognitive function, and suppress the appetite. Look up vinegar in the Book of Ruth.
Pomegranates can lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, ward off cancer, and help people suffering from depression.
Beans lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease, and osteoporosis. The variety of beans seems endless such as lima, navy, pinto, white beans and kidney beans.
"Oh! Teach us to live well! Teach us to live wisely and well! Come back, GOD—how long do we have to wait?— and treat your servants with kindness for a change. Surprise us with love at daybreak; then we’ll skip and dance all the day long. Make up for the bad times with some good times; we’ve seen enough evil to last a lifetime. Let your servants see what you’re best at— the ways you rule and bless your children. And let the loveliness of our Lord, our God, rest on us, confirming the work that we do. Oh, yes. Affirm the work that we do!"