Imagine a place on earth that everything is perfect. It is a lot different than any other country that you have ever visited before. Try to picture a place where everything is as God intended it to be. This place did exist. It was called the Garden of Eden.
This garden was made for perfection and is spoken about in the book of Genesis in the Old Testament. The book of Ezekiel also makes mention of the Garden of Eden.
The Garden of Eden is where mankind first began. The Bible tells us that God created Adam first and then Eve through Adams Rib. Historians say that the Garden of Eden was located near the tip of the Persian Gulf. Beginning in Genesis, 2:4, the Holy Bible teaches us about God created mankind and food for human beings to eat. They were also beautiful to look at.
The story goes on to tell us that God allowed Adam and Eve to eat from any tree in the Garden of Eden except from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. It was in the Garden of Eden where mankind created their first sin against God.
The Holy Bible tells us that Satan tempted Eve to eat the forbidden fruit that God told her not to eat in the garden. Satan appeared to her as a serpent and told her that God doesn’t want her to eat of the tree of life because he doesn’t want her to know good from evil. She ate of the fruit and gave it to her husband Adam.
When God found out that they had eaten of the tree of life, he casted them out of the garden and placed angels there to guard the garden so that they would not be able to enter it again.
What is the Bible Diet?
Today, a lot of people in social media talk about the Bible diet. It is a diet consisting of eating only fruits, nuts, seeds and vegetables. This was the diet for Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. People did not eat meat until after Adam and Eve were expelled from the garden.
Today, the term organic has become popular. If you walk into a grocery store like Whole Foods, you will often see many fruits and vegetables labeled as organic. You will find that these organic vegetables are not grown using traditional pesticides, growth hormones and other food aids. They are grown in their natural seed state. They are often given only water and sunlight.
The Holy Bible tells us that certain foods can be eaten as well. These will include, but are not limited to:
- Fish with scales
- Succulent foods
Foods Not to Eat
- Processed Pastas
- Processed Foods
- Shelled Fish (lobsters, clams)
The Bible diet is a lot easier to follow then most people may realize. Most foods that our society consumes are processed. Even white rice is a processed food. Brown rice is good for you because it has not been processed like white rice has.
Some Christians misinterpret the New Testament because Paul was told in Acts 10:11-12 that he could eat any kind of food because its not sinful. However, it doesn’t mean that its healthy for you to eat these kinds of foods either.
Scientists recommend that all food should be eaten in moderation and by listening to what your doctor says is right for your body. What might be right for one person may not be right for another. For instance, I may be able to eat and entire package of mangos for lunch because it doesn’t do anything harmful to my blood sugar. However, if you are a diabetic, this may harm your blood sugar since you are forcing a lot of fruit sugar into your body at one time. This can spike your insulin.
Some people that are living past the age of 100, say that they did not have any specialized diet that brought them to this ripe old age. However, they often say that they ate all kinds of foods in moderation.
Most people living past the age of 100 say that they have had a small percentage of processed foods in their diet. They will often tell you that they were not big fans of fast food and often made their food from scratch.
A man by the name of Bernando LaPallo died at the age of 114. When people asked him how he lived to be past 110, he said that he ate the following foods:
- Unprocessed foods
- Chicken breast on occasion
- Olive Oil
He said that he walked around 2 miles a day. He told his children to never eat French fries or hot dogs. His father lived to be 98 years of age. I would say that Bernando LaPallo came close to the Adam and Eve diet. He never suffered from Alzheimer’s disease or memory loss. He kept his mind sharp by reading books and playing crossword puzzles. He also didn’t have much stress and did not eat any types of fast food.
If you are wondering how he died, it was due to old age. His heart simply stopped beating at the age of 114. I would say that he comes rather close to what our diets should look like daily.
Dr. Ellsworth Wareham was a surgeon that lived to be 104 years of age. He became a vegan in his 40’s and began eating only a plant-based diet. He worked as a doctor until the age of 95. He only quit working because he gave himself a goal that he would retire at this age so that he could spend more time with his family.
He was completely sharp in his mind. He was also an avid reader and someone that avoided fast foods, meats and fish. He believed that plant food was the best way to go. He often told the media about his low cholesterol and had no signs of Alzheimer’s. He was a Seventh Day Adventist by faith.
The one big difference that I have seen time and time again with old age men and women that are vegan is that they don’t suffer the same types of ailments as senior citizens that are living into an old age. It is often common to see senior citizens being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes and more ailments.
When you take away processed foods, certain types of fish and meat, processed foods and more, you begin to see that your health begins to improve.