9) And, again, strong drinks are not for the body or belly.
12-13) Yea, flesh also of beasts and of the fowls of the air, I, the Lord, have ordained for the use of man with thanksgiving; nevertheless they are to be used sparingly; and it is pleasing unto me that they should not be used, only in times of winter, or of cold, or famine.
18-21) And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings, walking in obedience to the commandments, shall receive health in their navel and marrow to their bones; and shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures; and shall run and not be weary, and shall walk and not faint. And I, the Lord, give unto them a promise, that the destroying angel shall pass by them, as the children of Israel, and not slay them. Amen.
Genesis 9:4 But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.
Exodus 12:8-10 Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire; its head with its legs and its entrails. You shall let none of it remain until morning, and what remains of it until morning you shall burn with fire.
Exodus 29:32 Then Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram, and the bread that is in the basket, by the door of the tabernacle of meeting.
Leviticus 8:31 And Moses said to Aaron and his sons, "Boil the flesh at the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and eat it there with the bread that is in the basket of consecration offerings, as I commanded, saying, 'Aaron and his sons shall eat it.'"
Deuteronomy 14:26 And you shall spend that money for whatever your heart desires: for oxen or sheep, for wine or similar drink, for whatever your heart desires; you shall eat there before the LORD your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household.
Nehemiah 8:10 Then he said to them, "Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our LORD. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
Matthew 15:10-12 When He had called the multitude to Himself, He said to them, "Hear and understand: Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man; but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man." Then His disciples came and said to Him, "Do You know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?"
Mark 14:12 Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they killed the Passover lamb, His disciples said to Him, "Where do You want us to go and prepare, that You may eat the Passover?"
Acts 10:12-15 In it were all kinds of four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, creeping things, and birds of the air. And a voice came to him, "Rise, Peter; kill and eat." But Peter said, "Not so, Lord! For I have never eaten anything common or unclean." And a voice spoke to him again the second time, "What God has cleansed you must not call common."
Romans 14:2-3 For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables. Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him.
Colossians 2:16-17 So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ.
Coffee: New Wonder Drug Found to Cut Prostate Cancer Risk
By Drucilla Dyess, Last updated on May 18, 2011
Here’s to guilt-free gulping of the miraculous brew we call coffee. Following two recent studies that boast the health benefits of coffee consumption, comes more medical news touting of the joys of java. Not only does the murky liquid reduce the risk of breast cancer and decrease the risks for stroke in women, but it also cuts the risk for prostate cancer, meaning that men can get in on drinking up the health benefits too.
The good news for men comes from a recent study out of the Harvard School of Public Health. The research involved tracking the incidence of prostate cancer among a group of almost 48,000 American men who reported their coffee consumption every four years from 1986 to 2008.
The study found coffee consumption to be linked to a reduction in the risk for developing more aggressive forms of prostate cancer of up to 60 percent, and up to nearly a 20 percent less likelihood of developing any form of prostate cancer. The decrease in risk depends on the amount of coffee consumed. Therefore, the more you drink the more protection you may gain.
How much coffee does it take to get the maximum cancer protection? The study found that men who consumed six or more cups of coffee per day, over almost two decades, cut their risks the most, while those who drank a more moderate one to three cups daily reduced their risk of prostate cancer by 13 percent. The full details of the study can be found in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Even better, according to study co-author Lorelei Mucci, associate professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, the findings were true for consumption of both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee. While the intake of too much caffeine can cause jitters, heart palpitations and insomnia, these findings indicate that even those who have kicked the caffeine habit, or those who simply avoid caffeine altogether, can get their coffee benefits and remain caffeine-free too.
Mucci acknowledged, “We’re not sure exactly what helps the association.” However, she went on to say, that coffee is one of the strongest antioxidants, that it helps with insulin and glucose metabolism, and may also help regulate sex hormone levels, which all play a role in prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among American men, after lung cancer.
Although, the reason for the link between coffee and its health benefits has not yet been determined, the list of coffee-related medical risk reductions continues to grow. Just last week, Swedish researchers found that women who drink five or more cups of coffee daily significantly lowered their risk of developing an aggressive form of breast cancer. In addition, a study released in March showed that women who enjoy a cup or more of coffee each day may reduce their risk of stroke by as much as 25 percent. In addition, Mucci pointed out, “Coffee now has been associated with a lower risk of diabetes, a lower risk of Parkinson’s disease, and a lower risk of cirrhosis and liver disease.”
What's Better for You: Coffee or Tea?
Studies Have Shown Coffee and Tea Have Several Health Benefits
June 27, 2006
When you reach for that mug in the morning, you may get more benefits than a jump-start to the day.
Daily cups of coffee have been linked to a reduced risk of Parkinson's disease, liver cancer, gallstones and type 2 diabetes. In addition, green tea and white tea have been touted for their health benefits.
"What's interesting really is for years we were beating up on coffee. … And now study after study is suggesting benefits," said "Good Morning America" medical contributor David Katz.
So given the choice between coffee and tea, what's the healthiest thing you can reach for in the morning?
You can find Katz's advice below. Full disclosure: He's a coffee drinker.
How Much to Have?
The maximum recommended amount of coffee is four 8-ounce cups a day, although it depends on the individual in terms of body size, among other factors. Because caffeine has been shown to raise blood pressure, you should limit your intake if you have any blood pressure abnormalities. More than four cups is never recommended.
There is the strong suggestion that the antioxidants in tea -- whether it's black, green or white -- have health benefits. Antioxidants can prevent inflammation of the blood vessels, and it has been linked to reduced risk for cancer. In terms of antioxidants, white tea has the most, followed by green tea, black tea and coffee. Green and white teas are made from different parts of the tea leaves, but both are minimally processed, unlike black tea, which is fermented. It appears the process of fermentation reduces the antioxidants in the final product.
Caffeine is associated with enhanced alertness, increased productivity and concentration when you're driving, and enhanced athletic performances. In terms of caffeine, coffee has the most followed by black tea, green tea and white tea.
Tea Vs. Tea Beverages
Because the health benefits of tea has become more recognized by the public, some manufacturers are putting a small amount of it in a product, then adding ingredients that are bad for you, such as sugar. For instance, a Snapple Green Tea has 46 grams of sugar in it -- the equivalent of about 11 sugar cubes. That's more than twice as much sugar as you get in a Hershey chocolate bar, which as 22 grams of sugar. Just because the label says white tea doesn't make it a healthy drink.
"Our green teas provide consumers with functional benefits … and great taste," Snapple said in a statement on its product. "We offer a lime green tea in both a diet and regular version, giving consumers different choice and calorie options."
Coffee or Tea?
If you have a choice between coffee or tea, Katz says tea is better. If coffee is part of your morning routine, you have nothing to worry about.
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