Seventh Day Adventists is known over a century for their concert with health in a preventive and an integral way. They believe all the things that affect our body that affects our mind also.
According to Seventh Day Adventists, God’s desire is that his creatures may enjoy abundant health at all levels and invites us to adopt principles that will restore in us the divine image. In his written word and in the great book of Nature he has revealed the principles of life. It is our task to know these principles and to cooperate with our God to restore the health of the soul as well as the body.
Let us learn more about Seventh Day Adventists nutrition principal:
What are the right foods?
1. Eat more natural fruit:
According to the principles of the Seventh Day Adventists diet, the more we depend on fresh fruits as they are taken from the tree, the greater the blessing. It would be good if we cooked less and ate more fruits naturally. Fresh fruits that include grapes, apples, peaches, and pears, as well as any other kind of fruits can be obtained. “Prepare these fruits for winter consumption by putting them in preserves, using glass jars, as far as possible.
SDA Diet especially recommends the fruit as a health agent. But not even the fruit should be consumed after a full meal of other foods because it is incompatible and form gases.
2. Whole grains, vegetables, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes:
Whole grains, vegetables, fleshy fruits, oilseeds, and legumes are the right food chosen for us by the Creator. It should be prepared in the natural and simplest way possible. They are the healthiest and most nutritious food. They offer strength, resistance and intellectual vigor that cannot be obtained from a more complex and stimulating diet.
3. Eat whole grain bread only:
The bread of refined flour cannot impart to the nutrition system. If you want to eat bread, SDA suggests eating bread of whole or integral flour. The use of refined flour bread cannot keep the body in a healthy condition.
It is a frequent cause of constipation and other unhealthy effects. Bread made only with wheat flour is not the best for a continuous regime. A mixture of wheat flour, oatmeal and rye would be more nutritious than wheat flour that has been stripped of its nutritional properties.
How to Eat Food?
1. Eat less:
Eat much less, and eat simple foods. Overeating, even from the simplest kinds of food, dulls the delicate nerves of the brain and weakens its vitality.
2. Avoid drinking cold water during meals:
There are many people make mistakes by drinking cold water while they are having their meals. According to SDA, the food which you are eating should not be washed in your stomach. If you will drink water with your meals, it decreases the saliva flow and cold water damages the stomach. If you will take more water during your meal, it will be more difficult to digest the food since it is essential to absorb liquid first.
3. Slow chew:
Chew slowly, allowing saliva to mix with food. You should take time while having food and do not accumulate a large variety of foods in one stomach in every meal. Eating hastily from different types of foods in one single meal is a serious mistake. If you want to achieve a healthy digest system, it is essential to chew your food slowly.
4. Eat judiciously, quietly and little variety of foods:
Do not have a great variety in the same meal. At the next meal, you can have a change and the stomach should not be forced to take the same kind of food, meal after meal. There should not be many kinds of food in a meal but each meal should not invariably be composed of the same kinds of foods.
The food should be prepared with simplicity, although in a careful way so that it incites the appetite. It would be much better to eat two or three different kinds of food in a meal than to load the stomach with many varieties. Many get sick by being satisfied with their appetite. If so many varieties are introduced into the stomach, fermentation occurs. This condition determines an acute illness and often death follows.
5. Dispense with sugar:
We usually consume a lot of sugar in a day. In cakes, pastries, jellies, and in the pudding, sweets are active causes of indigestion. That is harmful to our body. Also particularly harmful are the custards whose main ingredients are milk, eggs, and sugar. The consumption of milk with sugar should be avoided.
Bad Effects of Meat Eating, Refined Products, and Sugar:
Members of Seventh Day Adventists do not eat Meat, Refined Products, and Sugar.
Let us find out the reasons why they are avoiding consuming this food.
Effects of Meat Eating on Health:
Following a diet with high consumption of products of animal origin increases the risk of suffering from cardiovascular diseases, certain cancers, autoimmune diseases and overweight.
• Eating meat acidifies your body.
• Red meat and dairy accelerate osteoporosis.
• Meat contains antibiotics and hormones.
Effects of Refined Products on Health:
Among the products that are normally made with refined flours we have: pizzas, tortillas, white bread, sweet cookies, and pasta. Although in minimal quantities are not harmful. But excessive and frequent intake of these products produces unwanted reactions in the body.
• They produce overweight.
• Increase the risk of diabetes.
• Difficulty indigestion.
• They can produce intolerances and allergies.
• They raise the risk of depression.
Effects of Sugars on Health:
Seventh Day Adventists recommends that the consumption of sugar should be very moderate. Taking excess sugar is harmful to health. Following are some of the major effects of sugars on health:
• Dental diseases, such as caries, are related to sugar since it helps bacteria in the mouth to destroy dental tissue.
• Increases in the prevalence of obesity.
• Sugar is also associated with risk factors for the onset of cardiovascular diseases.
also increases the synthesis of fat in the liver that, if maintained,
can lead to fatty liver.
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