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“Blessings of the Word of Wisdom,” Liahona, August 2021

Blessings of the Word of Wisdom

Liahona Magazine, 2021/08 Aug

“All saints who remember to keep and do these sayings … shall find wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures” (Doctrine and Covenants 89:18, 19).

Substances to avoid

illegal drugs, tobacco, coffee, tea, alcoholic drinks

5 promised blessings

run and not be weary, health, wisdom, treasures of knowledge, and the destroying angel shall pass us by

Risks

10 grams (2.4 tsp) of alcohol consumed per day is associated with a 12-percent increase in the risk of breast cancer.

Alcohol-related cardiovascular diseases caused an estimated 593,000 deaths globally in one year.

18 percent of all deaths can be attributed to poor diet and sedentary lifestyle.

Benefits

80 percent of cases of heart disease and stroke can be prevented by making lifestyle changes: increasing levels of physical activity and eating healthfully.

People who ate 8 or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day were 30 percent less likely to have had a heart attack or stroke.