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balanced diet

a diet consisting of the proper quantities and proportions of foods needed to maintain health or growth.
Origin of balanced diet
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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balanced diet in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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balanced diet in Culture

balanced diet definition

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

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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