Wednesday, 7 June 2017

"Prove thy servants . . . and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink"

In a hasty world, everybody is damn so busy. We consider important things last as long as the consequences are not going to materialize 'in a minute'.
Health is wealth, they say but we avoid the road to being healthy. A life consumed by stress needs twice of the time stressed to refresh. The Babylonian King sought him young men, fresh, sound, well able and capable (mentally and psychologically and physiological) to be his ministers. In other words, he was looking for healthy individuals.

The three Hebrews citizens, Shedrack, Meshack and Abednego were among the captives that were recruited for the kingly service at the palace of Nebuchadzer. They understand that their facial appearance matters too as well as their mental capabilities.
When they understood that the idolatrous meals been served were against their beliefs, they differed and begged to be served pulse and water. The Chief of Staff in charge of the recruits feared for his life (not his job because tyrants don't punish by relieving but by killing), he intimated them on the consequences of wearing a sad, long face before the emperor by not eating.

But, understanding the two food that the Hebrews demanded could have saved him of the sweat of analyzing all the cost and effects of abstaining from the palace meals.
Pulse according to Wikipedia is a plant or its fruit or seed in the family Fabaceae. Legumes are grown agriculturally, primarily for their grain seed called pulse, for livestock forage and silage, and as soil-enhancing green manure. We refer mostly to them as beans.
Pulse is rich in needed nutrients necessary for man’s growth. It contains a higher level of protein and other vitamins. A quick check, rates pulse as the highest source of plant protein. The protein content in a given amount of pulse is put at about 25%. 

A few facts about pulses:
1. A healthy intake of pulses such as beans can help in the reduction of lipids found in excess in the blood serum.
2. Blood sugar level can be controlled by regular pulse intake.
3. Pulses are a good source of dietary fibre.
4. A regular intake of pulses ensures a long time freedom from heart disease.

Based on the above facts, taken pulses ensure a healthy lifestyle. And we won't again like Nebuchadnezzar’s Chief of staff, why the three friends chose pulse and water.
The need for regular intake of water cannot be overemphasised. Water is an absolute necessary commodity required for steady system function and control.
It aids in blood circulation, removal of toxins from the system. Water helps in maintaining homeostasis.

3 litres of water is needed by the men daily for the healthy functioning of the system while the female needs between 2 to 2.5 litres daily.

Rushing in life can make you rush out of life if you take no heed to health signals and warnings. Ensure that working for others does not reduce your lifespan in any way, directly or indirectly.

Drink water daily and often.

Title quote: Daniel 1:12 - Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.

Happy soaring!!!

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