The Bible's List Of Healthy Foods
Many major parts
of our body rely on the building-blocks of healthy foods with
protein; our blood, bones, muscles, nervous system, skin and
cartilage all depend on the foods found in the protein group.
Lean high protein
food sources like; fish, poultry, legumes, also liquid proteins like milk
and yogurt, are among the protein foods we can
choose from the biblical foods list.
As with all foods,
the cooking method is important to keep in mind, frying will add fat
and sodium to an otherwise lean food; cooking methods such as;
grilling, broiling, or baking are best for a leaner diet.
Biblical Favorite's - From The Healthy Foods With Protein Group
Lean Meats of The Bible -
Lean - Is the key word regarding healthy meat.
If you eat lean meat in moderation and also in proportion to
an overall healthy diet, meats can help in keeping heart disease and
type 2 diabetes risk factors down.
Keep in mind, all meats are not created
equal, the fattier red cuts provide excess saturated fats
that increase your levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol.
other hand, eating fattier fish provide polyunsaturated fats, which
will benefit you by increasing the HDL (good) cholesterol, and
supplying healthy Omega-3 fatty acids.
Nuts, Seeds, and Legumes -
Almonds, Pistachio, Walnut, Pecan, and other nuts -
Nuts are defined
as dry, single-seeded fruits with a high oil content, enclosed in a
tough outer layer.
Some of their nutrients and fats vary higher and
lower by comparison. Most nuts are high in fiber, protein and healthy
Sesame, Sunflower, Pumpkin, Squash, and other seeds
extremely nutrient-dense, they provide generous amounts of healthy
fats, protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Seeds are certainly a nutritious Biblical healthy food with protein.
Beans (Legumes): Soy,
Lentil, Carob Pod, Black, Pinto, and other varieties -
Beans are protein
packed, low in calories, and high in nutritional
value, they can improve health and ward-off disease.
Among all groups
of food commonly eaten worldwide, no group has a more
health-supportive mix of protein-plus-fiber than legumes.
Dairy & Eggs Are Also God-Given
Healthy Foods With Protein -
Milk Foods -
Yogurt, Cheese and Cottage
They provide the proteins – casein
and whey – which have excellent nutritional benefits, also a great
source of calcium, beneficial good bacteria, and other nutrients.
you are calorie conscious, you can feel better about enjoying the
liquid protein benefits of milk and yogurt by simply choosing the
lower-fat versions, do the same with cheese and cottage cheese.
Eggs are a great protein source, they are easy to
cook in a variety of ways and are relatively inexpensive.
provide the benefit of healthy fats, lecithin and other nutrients.
If you are seeking a low-calorie diet, eat just the egg whites for
your protein source.
You can view the scripture reference for any of these healthy proteins on our
List of Five Simple High Protein
- Almonds - 1 oz (a cupped
handful) = 6 grams protein
Amazing snack to get your daily protein
and healthy fats, also very filling and therefore known to aid in
curbing your appetite and keeping hunger at bay.
- Cottage Cheese - A great source
of casein protein. This type of protein takes longer to digest
compared to normal protein helping supply your body and muscles with
a steady flow of amino acids for a longer duration of time.
- Hard-Boiled Eggs - (1 egg = 6
grams protein) Cook a dozen, store them in the fridge, and grab one
when you need a snack or want to add protein to a meal.
- Tuna Fish - (2 oz. Or 1/4 cup = 11 to 14 grams
protein – 6 oz can = 33 to 42 grams)
Tuna is a very lean healthy food with protein, it boasts a small amount of fat per ounce. The nutritional profile of a
can of tuna can vary, one of the best you can find will include: 200
calories, 5 grams of healthy fats and 40 grams of lean protein. (examples - packed in water)
- Yogurt - Including The Basic Difference's of Greek and Regular Style Yogurt:
Bible References For Healthy Foods With Protein -
In Biblical times,
just as today, many favorite foods were the high protein
foods. The Bible verses below reveal common scenes that we can relate
to, showing that the people enjoyed eating healthy foods with
protein... just as we do today.
ran out to the herd and chose a tender calf and gave it to his
servant, who quickly prepared it.
the food was ready, Abraham took some yogurt and milk and the roasted
meat, and he served it to the men."
- Genesis 18: 7,8
The Bible tells us
that King Solomon's wealth and wisdom were greater than all the
people of the East, this next verse shows
King Solomon's typical daily food
"Solomon's provision for one day
was thirty measures of fine flour,
sixty measures of meal, Ten fat oxen, twenty pasture-fed
cattle, a hundred sheep, besides harts, gazelles, roebucks, and
fatted fowl of choice kinds."
- 1 Kings 4: 22,23 (AMP)
because of the recent high interest in yogurt, especially Greek
style, I gave that section a little more attention. Also because... Yogurt is one of my personal favorites.
I make homemade, both
Greek and regular, about 3 times a week.
I will be posting a page soon
highlighting more on the benefits of yogurt and also a recipe with
'how-to-steps' for those that are interested in learning how to make
their own Greek and regular style yogurt at home (it's easy, delicious, and can save you some money).
Be sure to add yogurt to your healthy foods with protein list.
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