balanced diet


noun

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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Medical definitions for balanced diet

balanced diet

n.

A diet that furnishes in proper proportions all of the nutrients necessary for adequate nutrition.
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Cultural definitions for balanced diet

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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