Why You Should Eat Grains
WHY YOU SHOULD EAT GRAINSIf we look at the grain question from a strictly biblical diet standpoint, it’s clear to see that grains are vital – after all, humans have consumed grains such as wheat and barley since the world began (or slightly thereafter). We can look to the symbolism of bread as being representative of Jesus in the Christian religion, or “the bread of life.” But grains go beyond the biblical diet too. There are some good reasons to eat grains including the following:
- Grains are rich in fiber and protein.
- Colon cleansing benefits.
- Helps reduce the risk of hypertension.
- Can be a part of a really hearty breakfast or other meal.
NOT THE SAME GRAINIf we trace grains back to Biblical times, we find a few things to be true.
- Biblical wheat only existed in three forms: Emmer, Einkorn, and Tritium aestivum – today, we have thousands of different types of wheat.
- Barley, rye, and millet were the most popular grains consumed during Biblical times, and it was really hard to find other kinds of grains.
- The grains that people ate during those years were soaked and sprouted (see our article on sprouted grains).
- Grains were made into loaves of bread daily, but those loaves didn’t come from a supermarket shelf, and they didn’t contain things like HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup), artificial colors, artificial flavors, and a whole bunch of other stuff that packaged bread contains.