Do you want to eat healthy? Take some advices from the Bible!
Food plays a very important role in the Bible: Adam and Eve were expelled from heaven because of an apple, Noah is the first drunkard in history, and Jacob seduced Esau with stewed lentils….
All biblical characters ate local, as they would say now, food. Vegetables, cereals (barley, wheat, oats, rye), legumes, honey, dates, olive oil, grapes, as well as meat and fish. From the point of view of modern dietetics, the diet of the heroes of the Bible was very healthy and the diet was balanced. That is why even such a concept has become entrenched - the biblical diet.
In the Old Testament, Israel is defined as "the Land flowing with milk and honey." In practice, at that time, pure milk was almost never consumed - it spoiled very quickly. But baked milk, cheeses, yoghurts and other dairy products were made from it. The bread was baked on stones and resembled today's pitas.
Lentils were a very popular dish at the time. Even then it was known that this is a very nutritious and healthy food.
The biblical people ate a lot of grapes and dates. Dates were consumed fresh and dried, or as a paste. Honey was considered a real delicacy. One of the favorite dishes of that time was dried dates or peaches stuffed with honey and almonds.
What about the spices? They played a very important role. Coriander, cinnamon, mint, lavender, garlic and more.
Olive oil was considered sacred. It was used in the temple. And, of course, it was used for food. The olive oil was a real treasure. It remains so to this day.
Today, each of us can easily recreate a real biblical diet: nuts and almonds, dates and honey, wine and, of course, olive oil.