Today God is calling back his people to Adam & Eve’s original diet that was plant-demonstrated the numerous advantages of a plant-based diet. Indeed God cares about our health, and many scientific studies have demonstrated the numerous advantages of a plant-based diet. Here are a few scriptures on the plant-based diet that was designed for humankind.
At the very begining, Adam & Eve diet was constituted of fruits, nuts, grains, and seeds
God gave Adam and Eve what was best for them. “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 which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you, it shall be for meat.” – Genesis 1:29
In addition, the animals enjoyed this privilege. Adam and Eve, and the animals enjoyed a peaceful and friendly relationship in the Garden of Eden. Fruits were the food that was making them happy and healthy.
“In order to know what are the best foods, we must study God’s original plan for man’s diet. He who created man and who understands his needs appointed Adam his food.” – Ellen G White (The Ministry of Healing)
Later on, God extended Adam and Eve’s diet to vegetables
After they disobeyed God, and have been tempted by the Devil to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, Adam and Eve were to add vegetables to their diet.
“And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;” Genesis 3:17-18
“Upon leaving Eden to gain his livelihood by tilling the earth under the curse of sin, men received permission to eat also “the herb of the field.” Grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables constitute the diet chosen for us by our Creator. These foods, prepared in as simple and natural a manner as possible, are the most healthful and nourishing. They impart a strength, a power of endurance, and a vigor of intellect, that are not afforded by a more complex and stimulating diet.” – Ellen G White (The Ministry of Healing)
Vegetables for the service of man
“God gave our first parents the food He designed that the race should eat. It was contrary to His plan to have the life of any creature taken. There was to be no death in Eden. The fruit of the trees in the garden, was the food man’s wants required.” – Ellen G White (Spiritual Gifts). The original diet given to Adam & Eve was a plant-based diet constituted of fruits, nuts, and seeds, and later on, herbs (includes vegetables). God knew that sin will cause sickness and added herbs to our diet for our service: “He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;” – Psalms 104:14