And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
— Genesis 1: 11-12
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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 the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
— Genesis 1: 29
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And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
— Genesis 4: 3-5
"Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank"
"In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it. And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god. And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king's seed, and of the princes; Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans. And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king's meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king. Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abednego.
"But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs. And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink: for why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort? then shall ye make me endanger my head to the king. Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink. Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king's meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants. So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days. And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king's meat.
"Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.
"As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king. And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm. And Daniel continued even unto the first year of king Cyrus."
— Book of Daniel Chapter One
- The 'beating', throbbing, or rhythmically recurrent dilation of the arteries as the blood is propelled along them by the contractions of the heart in the living body
- In various figurative or allusive uses, denoting life, vitality, energy, feeling, sentiment, tendency, drift, indication, etc.
- The edible seeds of leguminous plants cultivated for food, as peas, beans, lentils, etc.
— Oxford English Dictionary
Peas help to prevent and fight against various heart diseases and help in controls high blood pressure. Many ingredients present in peas helps in reducing cholesterol (green peas for cholesterol), which is the major factor responsible for heart diseases (green peas for heart).
The beneficial effects of beans on the heart includes lowering the amount or concentration of homocysteine in the body, which is believed to have a role in heart attacks and strokes
Apart from lowering cholesterol, lentils are also good for the health of the heart, as it contains significant amounts of folate and magnesium, which inhibits the damages to the artery walls. The high levels of magnesium in lentils is also good for cardiovascular health, as it enhances the blood flow in the body.
Corn protects your heart because it lowers the amount of bad cholesterol in your bloodstream. Corn is also good for patients of diabetes as it can help regulate the amount of insulin that is produced in the body. Furthermore, corn is a rich source of beta-carotene which generates healthy amounts of vitamin A in your body.
There are many benefits of eating Chickpeas for the heart too. It is rich in nutrients like potassium, fibre and vitamins C and B6. Fibre helps lower cholesterol, which is the main cause of heart disease. Soluble fibre and potassium present in Chickpeas help prevent heart disease.
"The seed is the word of God. Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved."
— Luke 8:11b-12
"What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."
— 1 Corinthians 6:19-20