Here we go again. Yesterday, Broadcasters were lamenting the fact that nutritionists have gotten it all wrong over the past few years. Now it seems, eggs, real butter and sugar are fine for us. Well my goodness, who knew??? (Said with tongue planted firmly in cheek.)
For the past twenty-five years as a Biblical Nutritional Counselor, I have maintained my own Biblically-based diet plan and ignored false diet gurus. Trust God’s Truth. The Bible declares that when God created the world He created all things “Good.” My God does not make mistakes. He didn’t create a potato for example and then exclaim in worried tones, “Oh my goodness, what have I done? I forgot to tell Adam that potatoes are bad for him!” No, God makes no mistakes nor lies.
“God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” ( Numbers 23:19)
God told Adam in Genesis 1:29 “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” (chocolate comes from a tree by the way) and then in Genesis 9:3 professed that men could consume meat for maximum health.
More Truth: 1 Corinthians 10:23 states that anything is fine in moderation. But with that in mind, I do try to avoid chemicals, dyes, processed foods with preservatives as much as possible. The body doesn’t recognize these as foods and therefore they remain in the liver indefinitely.
There are many components to a healthy lifestyle but here are three important ones:
If we only ate the same foods every day, we would imbibe the same nutrients each day. Each food selection is a combination of essential nutrients. Cutting out an entire food group is a dangerous game. By only consuming a diet of fruit for example, one would skip 50 other essential nutrients needed to maintain maximum health.
We need a diversity of complex carbohydrates, lean protein and good fats for an all around healthier lifestyle. Consuming a rainbow of foods would make getting those essential nutrients easier. Listen to your body’s cravings and choose the best alternative possible. (i.e. Whole wheat over biscuits.)
Usually the darker the food item, the more valuable it is, nutritionally speaking. That means dark chocolate is much better than milk chocolate and you can skip white! One exception however, is cheese. Try to choose a lighter color such a provolone, Swiss or mozzarella containing less fat and cholesterol.
Fiber is essential for removing toxins from our system. Less fiber equals more impurities, which produce ketones and a more acidic pH. The Atkins and Paleo Diets advise more (even processed) meat products and not as much fiber choices as the Mediterranean, DASH and Volumetric diets. Anyone consuming less fiber tends to be grumpier, constipated and illness prone. Fiber is easily found in whole grains, complex carbs, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds: a Biblical Diet!
Water washes away impurities which if they remain, stresses the body and changes body chemistry. But carbohydrates retain water. Therefore if you skip complex carbs, when you go back to consuming them, your body will retain water weight(not fat) but you’ll think you are getting fatter.
Water transports nutrients, binds our cells together and maintains brain health. I’ve written a great deal on water so use my search engine to find more facts about water.
I urge you to maintain a Biblical Diet for diet gurus are not smarter than God! Amen?