In a season where diets are often veiled under shield of the "wellness" pretense, the idea of food as medicine is also in the spotlight - although it's been around for quite some time.
"Let food be thy medicine." -Hippocrates
Let's start with this quote. First of all, Hippocrates was probably misquoted. And second, it's okay to let food just be food.
And a third side note - even if Hippocrates said this, he lived in a time where bleeding was still considered a legitimate medical treatment. I'd take food over bloodletting any day, too.