Breakfast of Jewish Champions

The Talmud in Baba Metzia 107b cites that Morning Bread (Pat Shaharit / פת שחרית) nullifies 83 illnesses and has 13 attributes for the daily wellbeing of a person.

There are 83 illnesses that depend upon the gall and [eating] Bread in the morning with salt and [drinking] a container of water – nullifies them.

Here is a link to the page in the Talmud that speaks of it and tells you the 13 attributes of morning bread:

Thirteen Attributes of Morning Bread

I believe  in another place in the Talmud it mentions eating dates for good health as well. (see Ketuvot 10b)


It is also a Mitzvah written in shulchan aruch :שולחן ערוך אורח חיים – חלק ב’ סימן קנה ב

Sorry – to those who thought cereal and milk was the Jewish Breakfast of Champions. 🙂

* Apparently 28 to 56 grams of whole wheat bread should be consumed within 4 – 9 minutes any time during the meal and should be eaten before midday.

*(bile comes from the liver. It is stored in the gallbladder until the food being digested (at this point called chyme) enters the first part of the small intestine)

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