Question: Why does Islam still have restrictions on eating certain foods? –Elliott
Answer: Ok I’m not really sure if you mean food as pork, or food includes alcohols too.
Any way, I will try to answer both, first we don’t eat the Pig meat, because it’s dirty animal lives in the mud and dirty food and cause a lot of disease and you can look at the American and see how much they suffer from obesity, the pig meat has a lot of fat and it’s the kind of that stays in the body and doesn’t go that easy, and I’m talking from scientific prospective, they said and I don’t know how correct this story, that god transform beny Israel twice to monkey and pigs, and that’s why it’s also forbidden in Judaism, but I’m not really sure if it’s right story or not.
For alcohols, you know how destroying alcohols is for society, alcohol makes people does things they wouldn’t do if they are not sober, like killing and etc. I really don’t feel that I have to talk a lot about alcohol because it’s self explanatory, all I can say that Islam really cares about the society health, and one of the things that Islam didn’t forbid, but our prophet recommended us not do, to marry relative, though it’s nor forbidden, and his reason that when you marry out of your relatives you get healthier kids, now we discovered that relatives marriage creates a lot of issues for the kids, and that’s another thing that Muslims ignored, you found a lot of Muslims marry from relatives.
I hope that answered your question.