Just recently I was at the grocery store and I spotted a new type of bread, called Ezekiel Bread. I took a look at it and it turned out that someone had taken the recipe for bread God gave Ezekiel to eat during the 390 days he was to bear the sins of Israel, in Ezekiel 4:9, and made it
“Also take for yourself wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet, and spelt; put them into one vessel, and make bread of them for yourself. During the number of days that you lie on your side, three hundred and ninety days, you shall eat it. –Ezekiel 4:9
I read some more on the label and they had analyzed it for nutrients and found some very interesting things about it. There are 9 essential amino-acids (types of protein) that the human body needs to build muscle tissue. Some types of food lack 1 or more of these amino-acids so we must eat different types of food to get all 9 amino-acids in our diet. For example wheat is lacking in the amino-acid lysine so we must get lysine from somewhere else or else it will be impossible to build muscle. If we ate nothing but wheat, we would be malnourished. Most bread does not have all 9 essential amino-acids, but the recipe that God gave Ezekiel does. In fact, it has 18 amino-acids along with other vitamins and minerals. Back in the days of Ezekiel this was probably one of the healthiest foods you could possibly eat (obviously there weren’t any vitamin pills or nutritional supplements back then). Because it has all 9 essential amino-acids it is basically the same as eating meat, milk, or eggs.
If our bodies don’t get the nutrients they need to function from the food we eat then our bodies are forced to eat themselves to survive and we slowly waste away until we start getting enough food again. I’m not an expert, but I think if Ezekiel had eaten nothing but regular bread for 390 days he would have been in very bad shape physically by the end. However the bread recipe God gave Ezekiel is much healthier than regular bread because of all the different types of grain in it and would have been basically the same as eating meat and taking a vitamin pill. Back in the days of Ezekiel they obviously knew nothing about amino acids or nutrition, but God did! He knew exactly what He was doing when He gave the recipe to Ezekiel!