The Bible is the greatest book ever written. As a result, it can be used as a manual for healing foods and a whole host of other subjects. Accordingly, in this article, we will look at some foods in the bible and their healing properties.
Where possible, we will also make a connection between these foods and diabetes, specifically, type 2. Furthermore, the purpose of this website is to help our readers to use lifestyle changes to conquer diabetes.
Therefore, I am grateful to God, that through research and His guidance, I am learning to use diet and a more active lifestyle to silence diabetes in my life.
With this said, let us take a look at healing foods in the bible.
Top 10 Healing Foods in the Bible
We will be looking at 10 healing foods in the bible. They are:
- Herbs, Spices, and Garlic
- Olives and Olive oil
Flax in the Bible
I am smiling a lot whilst writing about flax. The reason is that when I did my research, I did not see flax mentioned as a food. As a result, the option is mine to delete this section, but my job is to provide truthful information with the hope of helping others to fight diabetes.
I wrote about flax seeds before and I have used them for a long time. The decision was made to still write this section, especially since I will continue to make bread with flaxseed flour.
In the bible, flax (linen) is mentioned in garments. It was also used as burial cloth. If you see flax mentioned as one of the healing foods in the bible, please send me a note in the comments box seen below.
Health Benefits of Flax
Here is a list of a few health benefits of Flax:
- Blood sugar control
- Weight control
- Lower blood pressure
- Improve cholesterol
For more information read this article about flax that has proven to be a healthy food to help in diabetes control, inflammation, and other illnesses. Please click HERE to read that article.
Biblical Herbs, Spices, and Garlic for Diabetes
I love using herbs and spices. I use a lot every day. Consequently, my kitchen boasts a lot of these delights. Be sure to read the biblical quotations below.
Bitter Herbs for Diabetes
They shall eat the flesh that night, roasted on the fire; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it.Exodus 12:8
Here is a list of bitter herbs. Some may cause eyebrows to raise. Please see the list below:
- Bitter Gentian
- Bitter melon
- Milk thistle
Now the house of Israel called its name manna. It was like coriander seed, white, and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.Exodus 16:31
Parsley, coriander, celery, and carrots belong to the same family. Are you cooking soup, delicious curried goat, or chicken, or, maybe salsa? You could add a little coriander and see the big difference it makes. For this reason, I love coriander in my curry.
Coriander helps to lower blood sugar and so it is a great idea to incorporate this into our diet in whatever way we can.
Garlic, Cinnamon, Onions, Leeks, and More
We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic.Numbers 11:5
We have first-hand information on how some of the above-mentioned healing foods in the Bible have helped us and continue to do so. Diabetes is not an exception.
Cinnamon is a must for me as part of my weekly program to reduce blood glucose. I have seen better blood glucose numbers since I started incorporating cinnamon into my diet. Take a look at this previously written article about cinnamon.
Garlic is also great for us. I love cooking my animal proteins and even my sautéed vegetables with garlic. It is a huge deal in my plant protein recipes such as my lentil burger. Read this article about garlic.
There is more to mention, but, since the articles were previously written, go to the next section.
Here are some related articles:
Healing Foods in the Bible – Vegetables
“Test your servants for ten days; let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink.”Daniel 1:12
Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.Genesis 9:3
So much has been said about vegetables. Yes, we could argue about this all year long. However, the result is that some people do better on mostly vegetables and others don’t. The truth is that we must listen to what our bodies are communicating.
Vegetables are a set of healing foods in the bible that continues to work super great for me. I said it before and I will remind you here. I do eat animal protein, but not a lot. This means that I have more days of plant-proteins than I do animal proteins. This just works for me.
My blood sugar and blood pressure are better for this lifestyle change. Now, that is me. You need to find out and stick to what works for you. Yes, it is that simple.
Olives and Olive Oil for Good Health – A Biblical Fact
There are a number of scriptures in the bible about olives and oil. The healing properties of olives and olive oil include, but is not limited to:
- Diabetes prevention
- Healthy heart
- Promotes brain health
- Healthy skin
- Promotes joint health
- Cancer prevention
Read the two verses below.
When the Lord your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, 11 houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant—then when you eat and are satisfied,Deuteronomy 6: 10 to 11
Healing Foods in the Bible – Lentils
Eat your Nuts
I love eating nuts and do so regularly at different times of the day. Subsequently, I discovered that eating some peanuts before I go to bed results in a lower fasting reading. With this purpose in mind, here is an article I wrote about peanuts; Health Benefits of Peanut-Is it Good for Diabetics?
Here are two supporting bible verses:
Then their father Israel said to them, “If it must be so, then do this: take some of the choice fruits of the land in your bags and carry a present down to the man, a little balm and a little honey, gum, myrrh, pistachio nuts, and almonds.Genesis 43:11
On the next day Moses went into the tent of the testimony, and behold, the staff of Aaron for the house of Levi had sprouted and put forth buds and produced blossoms, and it bore ripe almonds.Numbers 17:8
Grapes for Healing
Grapes, in comparison to other plants and fruits, have been mentioned a lot of times in the Bible. Not only do we hear about grapes, but also the products, mainly wine. We also hear about raisins and vinegar.
There are a number of good reasons to consume grapes. Listed below are just a few:
- Grapes are super nutritious and are considered nutrient-dense with the vitamins she offers.
- Helps to lower blood sugar.
- Prevents chronic diseases, thanks to the anti-oxidants.
- Offers protection against cancer.
- Lowers blood pressure and so it is good for our hearts.
- Reduces cholesterol.
- Helps with keeping our eyes healthy.
This list could keep growing, but since you got the idea of where I am heading, we will stop. Yes, eat your grapes.
Healing Foods – Pomegranate
Here are some reasons to eat pomegranate, one of the many healing foods in the Bible:
- It is anti-inflammatory
- Pomegranate is anti-oxidant
- It is also anti-obesity
- It prevents tumor
Consequently, pomegranate has been used to treat insulin resistance, obesity, cancer, and intestinal inflammation.
Animal Proteins – Lamb
This animal protein was eaten at the Passover. It is the meat of a young sheep. In comparison to other meats, it contains less fat. Additionally, lamb is protein-rich, contains vitamins B6 and B12, niacin, and zinc. It also has other vital nutrients, and as a result, it is sometimes said to be the healthiest red meat that we can eat.
Take time to read the two verses below.
That same night they are to eat the meat roasted over the fire, along with bitter herbs, and bread made without yeast. 9 Do not eat the meat raw or boiled in water but roast it over a fire—with the head, legs, and internal organs.Exodus 12: 8 to 9
Fish from the Bible for Diabetics
There are people who prefer to eat fish instead of meat. I love eating fish, cooked in a variety of ways. Here is an article I wrote some time back. Air Fryer Recipes – Diabetes Control with Salmon.
See below for a popular scripture about fish.
Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish.John 21:13
The Bible is a complete manual for our health, wealth, marriage, relationships, and general well-being. tWe have been given a lot of whole foods to be our medicine. In conclusion, the ten (10) healing foods in the bible covered in this article are;
- Herbs, Spices, and Garlic
- Olives and Olive oil
These and other foods are proof that we can control diabetes and win the war using a lifestyle change. Consequently, this change is possible through our diet and activity level. Until next time, continue to fight diabetes.
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