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"Daniel determined within himself not to become defiled by the king's menu of rich foods or by the king's wine, so he requested permission from the chief officer not to defile himself." Daniel 1:8 (ISV)
I came down with Shingles in mid-March and a friend told me about foods to avoid and foods to eat when you have Shingles. So, of course I wanted to get over Shingles as soon as possible, so I cut out chocolate, sugar, and peanut butter and began a diet high in veggies, eggs, yogurt, and fruits. I also began taking lysine supplements. I think the combination helped with the severity and duration.
This experience, though, has helped get me more focused on what I put into my body, even when I am well. Some foods promote healing, while others promote disease.
Father, Help me to think before eating, help me to choose healthy foods that glorify You and do not defile my body. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Have you ever had to go on a special diet? What did you learn?