Food and religion have an interesting relationship. From religious diets to ritual eating, some cultures and religions have food-based beliefs that might feel a little odd. In fact, when you get right down to it, thinking about eating Jesus's body and drinking his blood seems a little weird, doesn't it? Well, if you think that sounds strange, then you obviously haven't heard of some of these really unusual religious food traditions from around the world.
To be clear, just because a religion or culture is different doesn't make it wrong. The history and belief behind some of these religion-based diets can actually be quite touching, fascinating, and spiritual. Sure, you may not want to try some of these faith-based diets yourself, but learning about them is still a great way to get to know religions and cultures other than your own.So if you're itching to learn more, then get to know a few unusual diets in religion that you may have never heard of before. And if you find yourself getting hungry, don't say you weren't warned.
The Maasai People Drink Blood Directly from the Veins of Cows
The Yezidis Believe in Meat for Everyone
Torajans Feed Dead Bodies for Weeks After They've Passed
The Yanomami Will Eat Your Ashes to Preserve Your Soul
The Chaga People Eat the Placenta After Birth
The Aztecs Ate Their Enemies