YOUR OWN GARDEN OF EDEN
...Fruits and Vegetables for Wellness and Power
Genesis 1:27-28 tells us, "So God created man in his own image, in the
image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And
God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and
replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the
sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth
upon the earth."
Fruits, vegetables, and herbs are gifts from God, good for us and provided in abundance
around the globe. These miracle-foods were given by God for a specific purpose—
optimum health and wellness—and they should be a large part of everyone’s balanced
and healthy eating plan.
Sadly, people today continue to stray
increasingly from God’s life-giving garden that
He continues to provide. Studies, in fact, show
that 90 percent of us are not eating nearly
enough fruits, vegetables, and herbs! The
results of that lack are obvious—obesity is
epidemic and diseases related to nutritional
imbalance continue to skyrocket.
Are you looking for a brighter future? Do you
wish you could somehow eat healthier every
day in the midst of your fast-paced, high-
stress, snack-filled, fast-food, on-the-go
There are plenty of books and online resources chock-filled with simple, informative, and
easy ways to fill your life with God’s natural bounty from His garden. No matter where you
live, your age, your lifestyle, or your cultural background, these resources will help you
discover quick, delicious, and convenient ways to eat more like our Creator designed you
to eat with foods that can help keep you healthy throughout the years.
Eating fruits and vegetables (and adding herbs to your diet) every day can help you in so
many ways by:
- Satisfying your body’s need for vital vitamins and minerals
- Providing needed nutrition to sustain and restore your organs, tissue, bones,
muscles, and skin
- Aiding with weight loss
- Bolstering your immune system
- Lowering your disease rates
- Thwarting the risk of cancer and diabetes
- Reducing cholesterol levels
- Fighting infection
- Preventing fatty accumulation in blood vessels that lead to heart disease
- Boosting your energy levels throughout the day
- Enriching your life and lifestyle, regardless of your age
Fruit and vegetables have
little or no cholesterol or fat.
They are readily available,
easy to prepare, comparatively
economical, and delicious no
matter how or when you serve
them. There is a wide and
interesting array from which to
choose, regardless where you
Combined with a healthy
lifestyle, eating more fruit,
vegetables, and herbs can be
vital to your well-being. What
could be better?
God has provided fruits and vegetables as a wonderful, life-giving bounty, and in future
SeniorZest eColumns, we will continue to offer insight into ways to utilize these tasty
reasures for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks as you develop a healthier lifestyle for
you and your loved ones!
Start by adding a few fruits and vegetables to your diet every day, preferably raw. You may
be surprised at the results you see and feel.
God created Adam and Eve in the midst of the
Garden of Eden which was filled with life-giving
bounty: “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” (verse 29).
Isn’t it interesting that we often overlook the fact
that God placed Adam and Eve in the midst of a
garden—a paradise of fruits, vegetables, and
Today’s leading nutrition researchers tell us why:
Diets rich in fruits and vegetables help us in
so many ways by reducing the risk of cancer,
heart disease, and other chronic challenges,
meanwhile providing essential vitamins and
minerals, fiber, and other substances that
are important for good health.
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