Edenic diet

The Edenic diet is a vegan diet believed by practitioners to have been followed by Adam and Eve in the biblical Book of Genesis. The Reverend Sylvester Graham (1794–1851) was a proponent, advocating a diet without meat—especially pork—shellfish, fatty sauces, spices, salt, sugar, coffee, tea, condiments, and alcohol.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Slotnick, Bonnie J. "Graham, Sylvester," in Smith, Andrew F. (ed). The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink. Oxford University Press, 2007, p. 263.

Further reading

  • Wharton, James C. Crusaders for Fitness: The History of American Health Reformers. Princeton University Press, 1982.