Food In Biblical Times, and Was it Healthy?

I want to talk about some of the food that was eaten in Biblical times. Was the food that they ate healthy? They had to grow everything that they ate. such as corn, beans, wheat for flour, and barley for other things. They had goats to milk so they could have milk to drink and make cheese. They grew herbs for seasoning the food that they cooked. They raised animals for meat, and they had fish from the sea. They did not have grocery stores to go and buy their food from like we do, so they did not have refrigeration to preserve their food to keep it fresh like we do, so they cooked just enough to eat for that day. They had fruits and vegetables just as we do today, but they had to pick it by hand from the trees that grew it. Sometimes people would travel trading things for different products. The lives that they lived were simple. They appreciated what they had. They took care of each other, and they were there for those that were less fortunate than they were.

In the picture below, there are fish and bread. They ate Tilapia; that is the name of the fish that they ate. This is the fish that Jesus fed to the multitude of people. Tilapia is sold in grocery stores today, and it is good.

We often complain about the things we do not have and the things we want, but they had someone walking with them who could change their whole world, and that person is Jesus Christ. What a privilege it would have been if we could have walked and talked with Him, even sat down and had a meal with Him.

I thought that this video would be helpful, check it out.

I now want to talk about some of the fruits and vegetables that they consumed in Biblical times. Fruits and vegetables are very important because vitamins can be found in them as well. It is important to stay healthy although it is hard for some. Everyone cannot afford to buy the things that they know they need to stay healthy. I wonder if they had proper vitamins to take in Biblical times, and if they did, what was it, and where did it come from?

I was unable to find the information that wanted to share on the vitamins that they may have taken in Biblical Times, but I was able to find this video Foods from the time of Jesus. I hope you enjoy it.

This is just the first part of this study, there will be more added to it as the Lord gives me topics to write about. Stay blessed.

What did people eat in early biblical times?

FISH, How Healthy Is It?

As we all know, God created fish just as He created every animal on this earth. Wel like fish, but do we ever think about what the properties of it is, and how good for us it is? Do we ever think about what it eats in the water to stay alive when it is hungry? Well as I talk about this subject, I will be searching the internet on Google to see what it has to say about it, so, let’s dive in to see what fish is all about.

Fish- Fish are aquatic, craniate, gill-bearing animals that lack limbs with digits. Included in this definition are the living hagfish, lampreys, and cartilaginous and bony fish as well as various extinct related groups. Around 99% of living fish species are ray-finned fish, belonging to the class Actinopterygii, with over 95% belonging to the teleost subgrouping.

This is just a breakdown of fish, but it is very informational, and educational when we just want to know that part about fish and their groupings. We want to know more about the fish that we eat instead of where they belong. Now, to look at the fish that we eat.


Benefits of Eating Fish- Fish are an important part of a healthy, well-balanced diet. They provide a good source of protein and vitamins, and are a primary dietary source of heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids.

Omega-3 fatty acids can: Lower risk of heart disease.

Just from reading this article, fish is good for us, but it does have its drawbacks. Now I am going to list a few things that we do not know about fish.


While eating fish has nutritional benefits, it alsohas potential risks. Fish can take in harmful chemicals from the water and the food they eat. Chemicals like mercury and PCBs can build up in their bodies over time.

. High levels of mercury and PCBs can harm the brain and nervous system.

. Mercury can be especially harmful to fetuses, infants, and children because their bodies are still developing.

. PCBs can cause cancer and other harmful health effects.

There is more on this subject that is very valuable. If you want to know more, just Google the word “FISH”, or Benefits and Risks of Eating Fish into your browser and it will take you straight there.

This is why when I want to know something, I just Google it. I do not claim to know everything about everything. I thought this would be good to talk about concerning what this post is about. There will be many times I will come here to add more information as it comes across my mind. I enjoy being informed about things that I think are worth knowing. Until next time, happy fishing.

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