Good health starts with a good diet. Supplements, medication and other forms of treatment should only really come into play once nutrition through food has failed. Adding raw mixed plant matter, otherwise known as a salad, to a daily eating routine is something anyone can do. It costs little and can entail a surprising number of health benefits. While not everything that has ever been said about the benefits of raw foods is true, some nutrients are indeed better absorbed through eating raw fruit and vegetables. Neglecting this aspect in a diet can easily leave a person with a vitamin deficiency or an immune system that’s less stronger than it should be.