Well-being goes beyond the age old idea of the absence of illness and healthcare implies a proactive stance towards achieving optimum physical, mental, and emotional well being.
In contemporary times, there is much concern about what one should and should not eat. Quality of food, no doubt, affects and reflects quality of life. Food choices are shaped by upbringing and culture, and influenced by where one lives, personal needs and daily activity. Lifestyle choices, cultural standing and acute or chronic illnesses all have their significance in creating and sustaining long health.
A nutritionally adequate vegetarian diet is healthful for everyone at all stages of life and may be beneficial in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases, but whether vegetarian or carnivore, there a few essential elements that are absolutely fundamental for all bodily function and well-being.