8.09.2009

HOW TO EAT TO LIVE wisdom from the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad

A PERSON WHO eats like an animal, three or four times a day and all between meals, cannot retain a beautiful appearance. Eating three times a day and all between meals removes the body's attractiveness in many ways. We eat meat, but yet meat is not good for us.

It becomes a habitual tool. This type of food poisons the blood and goes into the flesh and cannot help but transform and destroy the surface of the flesh.

TAKE, FOR example, a new born baby. Many times its beauty lasts for just a short while and then passes away with its growth. Even in our late twenties and early thirties—because of the life that we live and the frequent eating of poison food—our beautiful appearance begins to pass from us so rapidly, until by our forties and fifties it is nearly completely gone.

Let us eat one meal a day and try getting the best food that we can to eat—vegetables, fruits, pure fresh milk, and pure whole wheat bread, that has been cooked slowly, twice. Doing this will help us live longer and retain our beautiful appearance much longer.

DO NOT GET into the habit (or if you are already in the habit, stop it) of eating a lot of greasy food. Regardless of whether the grease is from animal flesh or not, our bodies, by nature, are not made to digest and control grease or lots of fat. Thousands of minor ailments disappear from us by eating the proper food and at the proper time, one meal a day. He (Allah) teaches us never to eat unless we are hungry. Eating when we are not hungry causes these minor ailments. We are forcing the body to digest food before it is calling for this food.

TAKE THE hog and the dog—they do not live very long, because they eat daily and nightly.

IF WE MET a man today who said he had been on the planet 500 years, we would think that he was lying because of our short lives of less than 100 years, leads us to believe that it is false to think that people can live several hundred years.

It is all in the food and drink that we put into our bodies that lengthens or shortens our lives. Stay away from poison food and drinks—and eat to live.

(Article Reprinted from “How to Eat to Live,” Book II, 1972.)


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