By following a plant-based diet, you're consuming only the natural sustenance from the earth that God intended for you all along. The nourishment you receive from organic fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds is all your body needs to thrive, according to Genesis 1:29.
Genesis 1:29 "Then God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you."
Inspired by this idea and God's Original Diet, our founder Rev. George Malkmus developed the Hallelujah Diet in hopes that people would stay away from the Standard American Diet and fuel their bodies back to health.
"From the time God gave Adam that original 100 percent raw, plant-based diet in Genesis 1:29, until flood waters destroyed all plant life by the great flood 1,700 years later, there is not a single recorded instance of sickness and the patriarchs lived to an average age of 912 years old," Rev. Malkmus wrote in his book "God's Original Diet."
Removing processed treats, dairy products and meats from your diet will benefit your body tremendously. Here are three reasons to invest in a plant-based diet:
1. Strengthens the Immune System
Did you know that refined sugars can completely break down the immune system? That means every time you consume an unhealthy sweet treat, you're fueling the compromise of your internal defense mechanism. By eliminating such "foods" and relying on a plant-based diet, you'll receive an abundance of enzymes, phytonutrients and minerals that can optimize your immune system.
2. Can Reduce Your Chance of Developing Chronic Conditions
There's a reason it's called "junk food." According to Dr. Mercola, when you consume these poor excuses for nourishment, your metabolism slows down, blood pressure levels rise and your risk for developing chronic conditions increases.
"Dairy products are filled with saturated butterfat."
We know what you're thinking: We know junk food is bad for us, but what's wrong with meat and dairy products? Since when are these considered unhealthy? Dairy products, such as milk and cheese, are filled with saturated butterfat. Consuming too much can lead to heart disease, diabetes and more. Additionally, animal fat found in meat products can block blood flow, leading to high blood pressure. Intake of animal protein has also been associated with a 4-fold greater risk of cancer death in middle-aged adults.
When you remove all of these harmful foods from your diet and instead rely on plant sources, you'll eliminate your chance of developing chronic conditions. Instead, you'll fuel a healthy, thriving body that wards away disease and illness on its own.
3. Eliminates the Need for Most Medication
When you follow the Hallelujah Diet as taught, you obtain all of the essential nutrients and vitamins the body needs to heal itself. That eliminates the need for most medications, according to Hallelujah Diet health expert Olin Idol.
"If a person will simply follow the principles of the Hallelujah Diet, it really doesn't matter what the underlying cause of the symptoms is," he said. "The body, with the innate healing wisdom God has programmed within will, in most situations, carry out self-healing."
When you take advantage of the natural offerings presented by God and stop eating the harmful products made of chemicals, you can lead a long, fulfilling life.