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What Would Jesus Eat?

Is a plant-based (vegan) diet the best? Has it always been — and will it always be?

A new study from Jordan seems to substantiate that statement. There, amongst one of the longest-established civilizations on Earth (which has surely seen omnivore and herbivore diets come and go), researchers are discovering new evidence that “foods do certainly play an important role in human health” and that “chronic diseases including diabetes, hypertension, and obesity were more prevalent among non-vegetarians compared to vegetarian respondents.”

The subject of whether the plant-based Hallelujah Diet is a “be all, end all” way of life — wherever or whenever one happens to live — is an interesting one and one that often sparks lively debate.

Yes, God’s original diet for mankind was a plant-based diet (Genesis 1:29). Yet, one of the most popular questions we get is, “Didn’t Jesus eat fish? I want to do whatever He did.” Many of his disciples were fishermen, so it would seem likely. But really, it’s not the point…

The point is that we tend to forget that diets in Jesus’ time were not exactly ideal, either. After all, He was constantly healing the sick! Surely some (if not most) of this sickness was due to unbalanced diets, poor sanitation, or a combination of both.

Not to mention that we don’t live in the same world He did. In Jesus’ day, there were no pesticides or herbicides, chlorinated or fluoridated water, automotive pollution, GMO plants or fish, processed foods, electromagnetic pollution, over-fished oceans, factory farming, unnatural feedlots, ultra-high gluten grains, etc.

Comparing what Jesus ate to modern diets is like comparing apples to oranges. They’re not the same thing.

He did, however, as the Creator of the universe (John 1:1-3), provide us with the model diet to equip our bodies to deal with modern times, way back in Genesis 1:29. With all of our modern challenges, it only makes sense to adopt His original diet as a nutritional escape from our health-deteriorating world!

So, what would Jesus eat if He lived among us today?

By the Holy Spirit (the very spirit of Christ within each of us), He inspired the apostle John to write to a fellow believer named Gaius, saying, “I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health.” He wants us to be healthy — so that we can do His will!

A return to His original diet, upon which The Hallelujah Diet is based, seems to be the best way to equip the human body to maintain health. It worked for the first inhabitants of the Earth (there is no biblical record of sickness from creation up to the flood), and, according to research, it works today for the people of Jordan.

Whether The Hallelujah Diet is best for everyone is an unanswered question. But in just 20 years since Hallelujah Acres was founded, countless thousands around the world have testified of disease reversal after adopting The Hallelujah Diet. Apparently, it worked for them.

[quote]What do you think Jesus ate? Does it matter to you? [/quote]


  1. Atara ZaphanYahu January 14, 2013

    It does matter! Yahusha ate a clean diet first and foremost. We have to remember before we say veggie only is right. We, as Yasharal, were commanded every year to eat lamb:) When Yahuah AT (Yahusha) came to visit Abraham he eat the fatted calf & milk curds.

    All that said. Yes, He ate fish. It certainly would not be the same quality that we have today, but yes he ate it so why not eat it now?

    Most of us in this “Northern American” Hemisphere kill the fatted calf daily most times multiple times a day, so we certainly would not be following his diet. If we do want to walk as HE walked, We should strive for the fruits, vegetables, grains and splash fish and meat a few times a year. Then, I think we will be on the right track.

    • Atara, the answer to why we are wise to not eat fish is already clearly answered in the article.

      To suggest that what God did when visiting Abraham should be adopted by Yeshua Followers today as a forever model of an ideal diet is not good exegeses.

      What, however, Holy Spirit makes perfectly clear is His perfect diet for His perfect creation …Genesis 1:29. He has never rescinded that perfect eating plan …notwithstanding His allowing we sinful creatures to eat all the things we want!

      And BTW, Craig, “meat” in the KJV proof text you quote, out of context, was an Old English word meaning “food” as it was translated by non-modern English speakers.

      • Atarah ZaphanYahu December 28, 2013


        you will not find this word “God” or exegesis in Scriptures, so should not be supported. Furthermore, I never suggested what Yahuah AT ate when visiting Abraham to be used as a forever model.

        Yahuah also gave his perfect way of how we are to live and relate to him in Barashyth, but was that followed? Meat was added later as an allowance, bc of what? Fyi: there is no such thing as unclean food. I will let you do your own reserach to find out why certain meat was added as.

        Shabath Shalum.

  2. Atara ZaphanYahu January 14, 2013


  3. slavaukraini January 15, 2013

    I think that Jesus was a very humble man who ate simply and would, therefore, have eaten whatever was available and offered to Him during His ministry years

    • Atara ZaphanYahu April 26, 2013

      Agreed. Available and offered that was in the confines of Turah.

  4. Luke 24:41-43

    King James Version (KJV)

    41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?

    42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.

    43 And he took it, and did eat before them.

    And He served fish:

    John 21:

    12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.

    13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise

  5. Another perspective. If Jesus did not eat what men were eating to live in the bodily form in His days on earth, He wouldn’t have been accepted as God having lived as man.

  6. Barbara Williams July 29, 2013

    I see great benifits from the diet, when i am on it, I have my high and my lows, But I think that Moderation is the key in all what God said is good for food. The love of money, that has brought the food industry in this condition.Unless you grow your own food .it is and will always be . His mercies upon us.

  7. Jesus didn’t eat fish for the following reasons:
    1. Why would the Creator of the world and its inhabitants have promoted the death of the creatures he had so lovingly created? If he is capricious like this, what do have to fear of the father of death, the devil?
    2. Jesus’ family was vegan, as well as his disciples and the followers of the early Christian church. We know this from authenticated non-canonical historical writings.

    There is ample evidence proving that the Holy Scriptures were tampered with in favor of flesh-eating. Please refer to the following article to read the truth about the plant-based life-styles of Jesus, his family, his disciples and the early Christian church ~

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