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Dietary guidelines of some of the world's major religions

Published: Wednesday, May 23 2012 12:30 p.m. MDT

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Hindus strive to live in harmony with all living things on earth. Because of that, the most devout Hindus are strictly vegetarian.

Their dietary codes categorize food based on its effects on the body. There are three food categories:

Tamasic: food that is leftover, stale, overripe or spoiled.

Rajasic: food that is believed to promote activity like spices, hot peppers and eggs.

Sattvic: food that is non-irritating to the stomach and purifying to the mind like fruits, nuts and whole grains.

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Vanka
Provo, UT

Is the LDS Church still enforcing this Word of Wisdom thing?

D&C 89 does not even mention coffee, tea, alcohol, and illegal drugs. It does not really encourage members "to eat food in proper proportions and to show respect and appreciation for their food by not wasting or overindulging." the obesity rate among LDS is no better than the general population. Too many unhealthy casseroles at Ward activities! A quick glance at any typical Ward congregation proves overindulgence is the rule, not the exception.

Diet Coke must have been secretly announced as the official drink of the Church, despite how unhealthy it is. You can lose your temple recommend for drinking coffee (generic brewed, 95mg caffeine), or tea (black brewed, 50mg), but not for drinking a Redbull (80mg) or a Diet Coke (47mg), or for taking Excedrin (130mg).

And I don't see any Church members following these dietary restrictions:

"Nevertheless, wheat for man, and corn for the ox, and oats for the horse, and rye for the fowls and for swine, and for all beasts of the field, and barley for all useful animals, and for mild drinks (beer?), as also other grain."

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