Foods that heal.


The topic of food that is good for us and food that is not so good, is a discussion that has been on the minds of many since early in Biblical times.
Certain foods were off limits to people in those early times and are called out by name.

For instance, Pork is mentioned as unhealthy because a pig an abomination, then it will never cease to be an abomination and God has a very good reason for calling it as such.
A pig for instance will eat anything including its own urine and feces, rotting vegetables, maggots and even the decaying and rotting flesh of other animals’.
It is also known that a pig can be up to thirty times more toxic than the flesh of a cow, and also has twice as much fat as beef.

So eating pork is far more likely to lead to high cholesterol levels and a far greater increased risk of heart attack or cancer.

Pigs have high histamine levels and sulfur content that lead to high blood acidity.

According to the Bible a pig is so poisonous that God gave it a canal that runs down each leg with an outlet in the bottom of the foot, which passes the pus and filth the animals’ system can’t handle fast enough.

But still quite a bit of this fluid is passed into its flesh.

Pigs cannot sweat or perspire like other mammals either so the toxins that would otherwise be sweated out of the animal remain inside its body.

Pigs carry diseases that can be passed on to humans. God in the Bible even commands that we shouldn’t even touch their dead bodies (Leviticus 11:8)

Did you know that pigs are so poisonous that it is extremely hard to kill them with many poisons even as deadly as strychnine. Hard to believe?


Fish without fins and scales are either scavengers or carnivores and have a high level of toxins in their bodies.

Urea in sharks and other fish gives these creatures a distinctive flavor but the flesh is not healthful in the diet.

All crustaceans and mollusk shellfish have no scales and are therefore unclean.

These sea creatures include shrimp, prawn, lobster, scallops, mussels, oysters, squid, octopus, and crabs are all considered to be unfit for human consumption.

One fish that is eaten by lots of people is the catfish, in scripture this fish is not to be eaten because, it is scaleless and doesn’t have fins.

Not only that but it eats mostly all fecal matter along with the Tilapia. It’s hands off on sharks, swordfish, king mackerel, tilefish, albacore tuna, Spanish mackerel, orange roughy, bluefish, Chilean sea bass, Pacific ocean perch, Atlantic cod, American eel, Atlantic flatfish just to name a few.


We have covered several of the food that unfit for consumption, now let’s turn our attention to foods that are beneficial for us to eat.

Clean foods in the Bible are those that, in their natural state, do not harm the human body and which man can use for his nourishment and health.


Antelope – Buffalo – Caribou – Cattle
(Beef, Veal) – Deer – Elk – Gazelle – Giraffe – Goat – Hart – Ibex –
Moose – Ox – Reindeer – Sheep.


Chicken – Dove – Duck – Goose – Grouse – Guinea fowl – Partridge –
Peafowl – Pheasant – Pigeon – Prairie chicken – Ptarmigan – Quail –
Sagehen – Sparrow (plus any other songbirds) – Swan – Teal – Turkey.


Armadillo – Ass – Badger – Bear – Beaver – Boar – Camel – Cat – Cheetah – Coyote – Dog – Donkey – Elephant – Fox – Gorilla – Groundhog – Hare – Hippopotamus – Horse – Hyena – Jackal – Kangaroo – Leopard – Lion – Llama (alpaca, vicuña) – Mole – Monkey – Mouse – Mule – Muskrat – Onager – Opossum – Panther – Peccary – Pig (hog, bacon, ham, lard, pork) – Porcupine – Rabbit – Raccoon – Rat – Rhinoceros – Skunk – Slug – Snail (escargot) – Squirrel – Tiger – Wallaby – Weasel – Wolf – Wolverine – Worm – Zebra.


Albatross – Bat – Bittern – Buzzard – Condor – Coot – Cormorant – Crane – Crow – Cuckoo – Eagle – Flamingo – Grebe – Grosbeak – Gull – Hawk – Heron – Kite – Lapwing – Loon – Magpie – Osprey – Ostrich – Owl – Parrot – Pelican – Penguin – Plover – Rail – Raven – Roadrunner- Sandpiper – Seagull – Stork – Swallow – Swift – Vulture – Water Hen – Woodpecker.


1. Olives and Olive Oil — Then it shall
come about when the Lord your God brings you into the land which He
swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you, great and
splendid cities which you did not build,
 and houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and hewn cisterns which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and you eat and are satisfied. (Deuteronomy 6:10-11)

2. Pomegranate — For the Lord your God is
bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains
and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills; a land of wheat and
barley, of vines and fig trees and
pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey. (Deuteronomy 8:7-8)

3. Fermented Grapes — May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine. (Song of Solomon 1:2)

4. Flax — An excellent wife, who can find? For her worth is far above jewels … She looks for wool and flax and works with her hands in delight. (Proverbs 31:10,13)

5. Sprouted Grain Bread — 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).

6. Raw Goat Milk — The lambs will be for your clothing and the goats will bring the price of a field. There will be goats’ milk enough for your food, for the food of your household, and sustenance for your maidens. (Proverbs 27:26-27)

7. Lamb — Now you shall eat it [the unblemished lamb]
in this manner: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and
your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste — it is the
Lord’s Passover. (Exodus 12:11)

8. Bitter Herbs (coriander and parsley) — They shall eat the flesh that same night, roasted with fire, and they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. (Exodus 12:8)

9. Vegetables — Please test your servants for ten days, and let us be given some vegetables to eat and water to drink. (Daniel 1:12)

10. Raw Honey — Have you found honey? Eat only what you need that you not have it in excess and vomit it. (Proverbs 25:16)


This post is not intended to endorse any religion.

It is only giving a historic account of ancient methods of choosing foods that were intended to be eaten by people of that period.

Who would have ever thought that such sound advice could come from the Bible? When we look at scientific research, it’s amazing how some of the same properties in suggested Biblical foods are supported by by scientist of our times.

Amazing how a well rounded diet is laid out in detail that matches what we consider good common sense food.



















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