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