balanced diet

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

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Medical Dictionary

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

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balanced diet definition

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

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Example sentences
We are an obese country that doesn't want to have to take the time and energy
  needed to lose weight and follow a balanced diet.
It's quite easy to eat a balanced diet as a vegan, thanks.
Most vitamins can be obtained by eating a well-balanced diet.
Healthcare professionals usually endorse a balanced diet plus regular exercise
  as the formula for fitness.
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