On the Daniel Fast, you eat plant-based meals that are nutritious and delicious, while setting aside other foods as an act of worship and sacrifice to the Lord. The following list explains the categories of foods to eat and foods to avoid on the Daniel Fast. However, keep in mind that not every item may be listed here. If you have questions about a particular food, check out my FAQs page to see if your answer is there. For more information on the fast, see About the Daniel Fast. Amaranth, barley, brown rice, buckwheat, bulgur, farro freekeh, millet, oats, purple rice, quinoa, rye, sorghum, spelt, teff, whole grain pasta, whole wheat, and wild rice. Black beans, black-eyed peas, cannellini beans, garbanzo beans chickpeas, great northern beans, kidney beans, lentils, peanuts, pinto beans, and split peas. Almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, nut butters, peanuts actually legumes but people think of them as nuts, pecans, pepitas pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, pistachios, poppy seeds, walnuts, sesame seeds, soy nuts, sunflower seeds. All fruit is allowed fresh, frozen, dried, juiced, and canned. Oils such as coconut, olive, and sesame, for example are allowed but should be used minimally.
The Daniel Fast is based on two passages from the Old Testament book of Daniel chapters 1 and 10, with influence from traditional Jewish fasting laws. He was simply being obedient to God by avoiding foods that were off limits to his people. While this is not an exhaustive list, it should provide a basic outline for your fast. Choose fresh produce whenever possible. Frozen is the next best option. Canned foods have a few potential drawbacks. First, nutrients are often lost during the canning process. Second, there is the risk of BPA contamination, which is linked to a wide range of health problems. Finally, canned foods typically have high levels of sodium. To reduce these risks, choose foods packed in BPA-free cans or glass jars. Asorbic acid Vitamin C and citric acid are naturally derived preservatives commonly used in canned foods, and these are acceptable during the Fast.
Chris Pratt is known for touting intermittent fasting and other diet approaches for weight loss and preparation for action movies, but his latest Bible-based diet regimen, The Daniel Fast, has people talking. Two references in particular lay the foundation for the diet. Daniel himself experienced a renewed sense of vigor and strength after following a plant-based diet for three weeks, and a modern diet plan was created based on achieving his results of greater spiritual, mental, and physical health. The fast is a whole foods, plant-based diet, emphasizing consumption of foods in their least processed form. Fruit: Fresh or frozen, and low-glycemic fruits in particular are encouraged. Low-glycemic fruits include berries, apples, peaches, grapefruit, cherries, and grapes.