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Part 1: Eating Priorities on the Hallelujah Diet

Find out the nutritional order of importance when following the Hallelujah Diet.

You know that following a primarily raw, plant-based diet is critical for optimal health, but what's the reasoning? Why is the consumption of raw vegetables more important than cooked?  The Hallelujah Diet follows an 85 percent raw and 15 percent cooked food plan, based on God's Original Diet. He held such high regard to the power of raw sustenance, so we decided to follow his lead.

Genesis 1:29: "And God said, 'Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed; which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for food.'"

We believe that the fruits, vegetables and other natural splendor of the earth make up the best foods we can feed our bodies for proper nourishment. But what makes the raw choices more beneficial? Here's the order you should be eating your foods:

1. Raw Vegetables
As Rev. George Malkmus showed in his book "God's Original Diet," raw vegetables contain high levels of enzymes, antioxidants, proteins, natural sugars, vitamins and minerals, making them the most nutrient-rich foods you can consume on earth. By following a diet that primarily consists of raw vegetables, you can fuel a body with the ability to heal itself – just the way God always intended.  

Raw vegetables have the ability to fuel a body that wards off chronic conditions and illnesses on its own.Raw vegetables have the ability to fuel a body that wards off chronic conditions and illnesses on its own.

2. Raw Fruits
While raw vegetables are the primary foods of the Hallelujah Diet, raw fruits come in close second. They contain enzymes, protein, vitamins, minerals and natural sugars that increase energy levels and keep you on your feet.

The downfall of raw fruits, however, is their abundance of natural sugar. Originally fruits were not so sweet, but our modern fruits have been selectively bred to be sweeter than ancient varieties. Because of this increased sugar load, even though it's natural, consuming too much of the stuff can be harmful for your overall health, by suppressing the immune system, throwing off the body's mineral balance and more, according to our health expert Olin Idol. That's why we strongly recommend fruit consumption never exceeds more than 15 percent of your daily diet.

Want to know which food groups follow raw fruits and vegetables on the Hallelujah Diet food plan? Tune in next week for Part 2 of our series.


  1. Is nutritional yeast raw?

    • Melody Hord January 18, 2017

      Hi Denise,
      According to the Bon Appétit website, it has been pasteurized.

  2. Can I do some fruit besides vegetable juicing as a diabetic? How do I turn the diabetes around completely w/o meds as I believe meds are nothing but toxins. But I have to stop my muscle wasting which I have lost quite a bit of already want to start juicing; can I at this point? Thank you, Debbie

    • Melody Hord January 18, 2017

      Hi Debbie,
      Hallelujah Diet recommends practically no fruit in freshly extracted juices. A small amount of lemon and/or lime is fine because they are very low in sugar. Another fruit that adds a little sweetness is a small amount of Granny Smith apple. Granny Smiths usually have less sugar than other varieties. Cucumbers are really a fruit and they can generally be used liberally as they are low in sugar.
      Carrots and or beets may have too much sugar for some people. Everyone must monitor their own blood sugar.
      Making all-green juice is always a delicious option. Celery makes a great base for green juices as it yields a good amount of liquid. From there, cucumbers, leafy greens, parsley and cilantro are excellent choices, especially with some lemon and a touch of raw ginger. It takes a while to condition the palate not to crave sweet, but it can be done. Broccoli and cabbage can also be juiced, but they are stronger in flavor.

      Here is a recent article “How a Plant-Based Diet Can Help Reverse Type 2 Diabetes”.
      Also, Hallelujah Diet offers a great small book by Olin Idol, N.D., C.N.C. called, The Hallelujah Diet Refined: Maintaining Healthy Blood Sugar.

      Those on a plant based diet must be cautious with fruit consumption and even eating too many grains and other foods.
      A great recipe book to consider is, Unravel the Mystery, Simple, Effective, Nutritious Recipes to Fight Cancer.

      Juicing fresh VEGETABLES is a powerful way to empower the body. It is an investment that is well worth the effort!

      • Fred Palmer January 21, 2017

        I make and enjoy a smoothie every morning and I’m wondering after reading your article if I am using too much fruit. I either go the ‘sweet’ route with cucumber, kale, celery, 1/4 apple, 1/3 cup frozen blueberries and 1/2 banana; or I go the ‘acid’ route with cucumber, kale, celery, 2 sections of an orange, 1/2 lemon, 1/3 cup frozen pineapple and 1/3 cup frozen blueberries. Both taste delicious. Am I getting too much fruit? It’s the only fruit I have all day. Fred

        • Melody Hord January 24, 2017

          Hi Fred, first of all, I love the selection of veggies in your smoothie, celery, cucumber and kale.
          Hallelujah Diet does not object to some fruit in a smoothie for most people. Smoothies are different than freshly extracted vegetable juices because smoothies still contain the pulp. The sugar is not quite as quickly absorbed when there is plenty of fiber.
          Some people are more sensitive to sugar than others, so everyone must monitor their limitations. Your smoothie may be right for you, but not for someone else.
          Hallelujah Diet suggests fruit be limited to 10 to 15% of the daily diet. If dealing with cancer – 10%.
          Thanks for your question, it is an important one!

  3. Monica Burton October 26, 2019

    How do you determine how much fruit equals 15% of your daily diet?

    • Melody Hord October 28, 2019

      15% is just a rough estimate. It is easy to go overboard on sweet fruit on a vegan diet, and in turn, consume excessive sugar, even from natural sources, which is hazardous to health over time. Some fruits are low in sugars, such as limes and raspberries, so it all depends on which fruits folks are eating as well.

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