At VegVegan we want our readers to know the importance of eating healthy foods.   It all starts with an understanding of why food is so essential to our overall well-being.  Notably, there is a relationship between food and especially the consumption of a plant-based diet and the prevention of most illnesses and disease.  We note that nutrition is not medicine, which is used to treat illnesses after they develop or health fails.  What eating a diet consisting of a variety of healthy foods does is aid in the prevention of diseases and illnesses or the mitigation of their damaging effects.  It all starts with good food choices like Fresh Fruits and Cruciferous Vegetables, foods containing Dietary Fiber, Whole Grains and Legumes, and foods rich in Calcium, Vitamin D and Amino Acids. We’ll further explore the benefit of eating healthy foods throughout our site and on a monthly basis, so please sign up for VegVegan News.  tvve