Principle 6: Control the Quality of Your Food Intake

Steve Douglass

You now have learned how to watch for danger spots, so today we’ll focus on how to control the quality of your food intake.

Sound eating habits are directly beneficial to your physical health. That is probably one reason the Israelites were warned about eating the fat of animals (Leviticus 3:17). Daniel benefits from eating vegetables and water instead of rich food (Daniel 1:12-15).

Each of us needs to prayerfully study what qualified nutritionists have to say concerning the food we eat, and then we should apply the advice to our own diets. The following are some points which many experts recommend:

  1. Eat a balanced diet from the basic food groups: milk and other dairy products, meat, fruits and vegetables, and grains and breads. Candy and other highly processed snacks shouldn’t make up a significant portion of your diet.

  2. Greatly reduce your refined sugar intake and cut back on some on your meat consumption. Most Americans consume far too much sugar and probably too much meat for optimum health.

  3. Eat your food closer to the state in which God originally created it rather than in a highly altered form. For example, raw or lightly cooked vegetables are generally superior in nutritional value to highly cooked or processed vegetables.

  4. Eliminate beverages that contain caffeine or alcohol from your diet. There are several healthy alternatives you can drink, such as herb tea, decaffeinated coffee and grain-based beverages.

 

 

This article was originally published in “Managing Yourself” by Steve Douglass.

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