balanced-diet

balanced diet

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

Origin:
1935–40

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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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