“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” (Genesis 1:29)
God’s grace for humanity manifests through many ways including enjoying the benefits of foods. In the beginning, God created every plant as food for us. There are now plants, in our generation, that are poisonous to humans but we won’t be focusing on that in this post. Understand this was not God’s will and had come into effect because of the fall of man.
So What’s the Key to Understanding The Benefits of Foods?
The key to understanding the benefits of foods is knowing where it originally grew. Yes, it’s that simple. With modern technology, farmers are able to grow practically anything anywhere but that wasn’t always the case. God strategically placed different food in different areas of the world for a reason. Stop and think of what plants you see in a desert. All the native plants are specifically beneficial to the native population.
Aloe grows in arid climates. You’ll find the plant needs a lot of sunlight to grow. And what’s one of the benefits of aloe? It is fantastic for treating sunburns. Do you see God’s provision? He provides according to what you need.
Pineapple is a tropical fruit. It was originally found in Central and South America. Tropical fruits and pineapple, in particular, are high in vitamin C. The antioxidant vitamin C, when eaten in its natural form or applied topically, can help to fight skin damage caused by the sun and pollution, reduce wrinkles, and improve overall skin texture.
Vitamin C also plays a vital role in the formation of collagen, the support system of the skin. These properties are exactly what is needed for a population constantly exposed to sunlight. Do you see a trend yet?
Coconuts were originally grown on the coasts of India and Southeast Asia. Those are warm climate areas. In those areas the native population sweats a lot, losing electrolytes in the process. Coconut water is high in electrolytes, naturally replenishing what the body needs.
Plants can heal, cure infirmities and even keep them at bay. I encourage you to do some research today, it can save you thousands and add years to your life!
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