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Kosher foods are healthy.

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Jonathan-Horowitz
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Shalom.

I am arguing that Kosher foods are scientifically healthy on the basis that the Rambam says that all mitzvahs are healthy or reasonable. The famous sage, ibn Ezra, said that if in any law we found no intelligent reason to keep it, we should abandon it entirely. The list goes on forever, so I am not discussing all the laws. I'm discussing only kosher foods. If you want to discuss other laws or the Ten Commandments, please start a new debate.

The Jewish diet (kosher foods) has been around for thousands of years. We have prepared the Jewish Seder equally as long. Orthodox Jews, including Rabbi Moses Maimonides, found health benefits to this diet. However, non-kosher foods are equally healthy, even if they do not follow our strict guidelines. Selfish and mixing meat and milk are for example healthy. So why are Jews prohibited from such consumptions? One could argue that it is a healthy diet for non-Jews and that the only purpose kosher serves, like many mitzvot, is a reminder of G-d. But I'd argue for more. Whether or not these laws were given directly from G-d is beside the point (I actually do believe they were given by G-d to Moshe in case it matters to you). Nevertheless, the laws offer a healthy diet that all can follow.

For example, kosher Jews are healthier than non-kosher Jews. It is known that the Jewish diet lowers cholesterol levels because it is forbidden to mix milk and meat. This also means that Jews do not eat out in fast-food restaurants. That's 90% of the American diet! Its o wonder you never see a fat Hasid! This is because it takes a long time for cholesterol levels to drop when you enjoy cheese. However, if you eat them separately, the levels take longer to break down, resulting in killing fat. Can you imagine the SAD (standard American diet) consuming five Big Macs a day? It slows your levels to the point where they have no place to go. As a result, your body converts them into fat and then you gain a pound. Yet, most non-Jews are not even aware of this. Because the food industry pushes for fattening foods. But Jews know because we have a Bible.

It is fair to say that the rabbis didn't introduce all of these scientific terms and could only work with what they had at their day. However, science is proving the kosher diet is as healthy.

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