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Discovers Christ ate 'healthiest diet ever developed'
With the growing concerns of nutrition and fitness, I get more and more questions about the health practices of great leaders like Jesus.
In his excellent book “What Would Jesus Eat?” Dr. Don Colbert does a great job of explaining what the Master would have eaten and drank during his day.
Colbert told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “I thought I’d go back to the training manual – the Bible – and see what Jesus ate. Lo and behold, Jesus ate the healthiest diet ever developed, the Mediterranean diet.”
The Bible gives us some hint to the Savior’s health habits in verses like Luke 24:42, which tells how he ate broiled fish and honeycomb. Other passages describe how he consumed fish, bread and wine at the feeding of the multitudes, the wedding at Cana and Lord’s Supper.
Colbert, however, takes the search a step further, looking at the average diets of those living in first-century Israel.
Jesus was a Jew, so he would have followed Old Testament dietary laws. These laws were exacting: