Dr Oz, Producer of “The Bible” on Foods Jesus Ate, Power of Prayer

Dr. Oz Talks With Mark Burnett (Producer of “The Bible” on The History Channel) About The Foods Jesus Ate

Dr. Oz invited the Mark Burnett and his wife Roma Downey on to the show to talk about the diet that Jesus ate during biblical times.  Mark Burnett is the executive producer of the the show “The Bible” on the History Channel.  When Mark set out to produce “The Bible” he went through in depth research to find out the diet that Jesus ate..  Mark and his wife Roma have been devout followers of Jesus so it was very important to them to be as accurate as possible when they decided to do the show on the History Channel.  They spoke to leaders of many Christian denominations to make sure they were sensitive and accurate as possible.

Did Jesus eat a healthy diet, and are the foods that he consumed considered to be healthy today?  Today Dr. Oz delved into this subject to find out if the foods that Jesus ate over 2000 years ago should be considered a guideline of how we all should eat today!  Also be sure to check out the followup segment on why our bodies are designed to eat a plant based diet.

How Healthy Was Jesus?

Mark Burnett traveled to the Middle East to research the diet of Jesus walking from town to town, learning about the typical diets during biblical times.  What they learned is that the diet of Jesus and his followers likely ate a plant based diet that consisted of whole foods like lentils, chickpeas, and fish.  Whole food plant based diets are largely of what Dr. Oz recommends people to eat today!

Fasting For Purification

Dr. Oz asked Mark Burnett about fasting and how relevant it was during biblical times.  Mark talked about how Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights.  He explained how Satan tried to tempt Jesus during his 40 day fast.  He also mentioned that fasting is mentioned many times throughout the bible as a way to purify the body.

How Often Did Jesus Eat?

Mark Burnett researched this very topic and he revealed to Dr. Oz that what he found is that Jesus probably only ate two meals a day rather than 3, 4, or 5 like most people eat today. In conclusion Dr. Oz thought that the diet that Jesus likely consumed was a healthy diet that we all would benefit from today.

Is There Really Power In Prayer?

Mark Burnett said that he and his wife prayed daily while producing “The Bible” for the History Channel (which took 4 years).  He said that it was through the power of prayer that has helped to maintain a happy marriage between him and his wife.  Mark believes that prayer has the power to bring forth healing not only in the physical sense but in the spiritual sense as well.