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balanced diet

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noun
  1. a diet consisting of the proper quantities and proportions of foods needed to maintain health or growth.
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Origin of balanced diet

First recorded in 1935–40
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balanced diet in Medicine

balanced diet

n.
  1. A diet that furnishes in proper proportions all of the nutrients necessary for adequate nutrition.
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balanced diet in Culture

balanced diet

A diet that contains the proper proportions of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water necessary to maintain good health.

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