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As a whole, Adventists typically follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. Each member eats a little differently and their food choices may consist of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, dairy products, and healthy fats such as olive oil. Most Seventh-day Adventists (SDA) try to stay away from processed foods, sugar, sugar substitutes, and food additives.
What About Meat?
Some SDA Members do eat clean meats including chicken, turkey, beef, fish, venison, lamb, and goat-among others. Unclean meats are seldom consumed by Seventh-day Adventists as members follow the health laws in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. The Adventist church as an organization however, promotes a vegetarian diet for optimal health. Do Adventist Drink? No, Seventh-day Adventists don’t drink or use tobacco.
Are Adventists Required To Eat A Certain Way?
No, the Adventist church promotes a vegetarian lifestyle, but members are not forced to be vegetarians. Seventh-day Adventists believe that they must care for their bodies to be respectful to their creator and so that they may be in optimal health to serve Him. Members are motivated to live healthful lives due to this belief system and many of them go further than being a vegetarian and become vegans or eat only raw foods to try and optimize their personal health. Why Are Adventists Primarily Vegetarians? The “health message” runs in the blood of the Adventist church and has been around nearly as long as the church itself. Ellen White, one of the founders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church had two visions in the 1860s showing her that followers of Christ should follow eight basic principals for a health lifestyle:
The second of the two visions also resulted in the establishment of the Western Health Reform Institute devoted to health reform, health education and caring for the sick in a new way. Seventeen other SDA health institutes followed in the United States and nine were opened overseas. Today, Seventh-day Adventists continue to lead the way in health care with many healthcare and education facilities including Loma Linda University which is one of the top Universities for public health . They also continue to stand by vegetarianism and have been the subjects in many vegetarian studies which have continued to show that a vegetarian lifestyle can contribute to a longer and healthier life.
Eating a vegetarian diet has been shown to help prevent the following diseases.
High blood pressure
SDA Diet Plan
While there is no official “diet plan” of the SDA church, I recently have had a program put together for all my visitors here at seventhdayadventistdiet.com! The Healthy Body Healthy Mind Cleanse is an 18 day cleanse-type program that is perfect for anyone wanting to get rid of bad habits and cravings while permanently changing their eating habits. It's delivered in an E-format for your convenience and it also follows Adventist health guidelines (raw/vegan/vegetarian).
The great thing about this opposed to other "diet plans" is that we donate a portion of the funds to Tiny Hands International!
Other Diet Options!
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