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bal·anced di·et

a diet containing the essential nutrients with a reasonable ration of all the major food groups.

balanced diet

a diet containing adequate energy and all of the essential nutrients that cannot be synthesized in adequate quantities by the body, in amounts adequate for growth, energy needs, nitrogen equilibrium, repair, and maintenance of normal health.

balanced diet

A diet containing proportionate amounts of those food groups which are considered to be optimal for good health. A properly balanced diet should: be highest in fruits and vegetables; have a moderate amount of refined carbohydrates (e.g., breads and cereals), fish and dairy products; lesser amounts of meat; and minimal amounts of fats (e.g., butter) and refined sugars.

balanced diet

Clinical nutrition A diet with proportionate amounts of foods which are optimal for good health. See Food groups, Food pyramid.

bal·anced di·et

(bal'ănst dī'ĕt)
A diet containing the essential nutrients, with a reasonable ration of all major food groups.

balanced diet

an intake of the various types of food, including vitamins, minerals and roughage, in such proportions as to promote good health.

bal·anced di·et

(bal'ănst dī'ĕt)
Diet containing essential nutrients with a reasonable ration of all major food groups.
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