When Daniel and his three Hebrew companions were taken captive to Babylon, Daniel resolved not to defile himself with royal food (meat) and wine that might have been offered to idols and thus violate the Law of Moses, so he asked the chief official if he and his companions could have nothing but vegetables and water for ten days, after which their appearance would be compared with other young men who ate royal food. At the end of ten days Daniel and his friends looked healthier and better nourished than any of the other young men who ate the royal food. (See Daniel, chapter one.) Because of Daniel’s desire to keep God’s law, God rewarded him with excellent health.