I want to start out by saying I Love what Pastor Rick Warren is doing with the Daniel Diet books. He is encouraging us to eat better, exercise, and get healthier! Much needed in today’s world. Awesome!
That said….did you know that the real Daniel Diet is Vegan, YES- Vegan. Check it out in the book of Daniel 1:12. Daniel and his friends were chosen to be set aside to be prepared for the king’s service. This meant three years of training and they had the honor of eating the king’s foods. Daniel did not want to eat the King’s food (could this be the equivalent to the food of today’s society? The fast food, the rich foods, the sweets???) so Daniel asked for permission to eat nothing but vegetables and water. The attendant was worried that if Daniel looked worse than the other ones then the king would have the attendant’s head. Daniel asked the attendant to allow him to eat just vegetables and water for 10 days and see what happens. If he looks worse then the attendant can decide what to do. At the end of the 10 day trial period Daniel and his friends looked healthier than any of the others, so the attendant allowed Daniel and his friends to eat vegetables and water and they excelled!