Definition of Balanced diet

1. Noun. A diet that contains adequate amounts of all the necessary nutrients required for healthy growth and activity.

Generic synonyms: Diet

Definition of Balanced diet

1. Noun. A diet consisting of foods from all food groups. ¹

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Medical Definition of Balanced diet

1. A diet containing the essential nutrients with a reasonable ration of all the major food groups. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Balanced diet

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1. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"Furthermore, a balanced diet should provide approximately the same fuel value ... A balanced diet must also take into account the acid-base equilibrium. ..."

2. Principles of medical treatment by George Cheever Shattuck (1916)
"balanced diet easily digestible and sufficient for energy requirements. No special dietic indications except digestibility and water content. HI. ..."

3. Food in War Time by Graham Lusk (1918)
"FOOD IN WAR TIME A balanced diet There is no doubt that under the conditions existing before the war the American people lived in a higher degree of comfort ..."

4. Balanced Daily Diet by Janet McKenzie Hill (1920)
"... the result of a balanced diet. Throughout the animal kingdom the mother's milk is in each instance a perfectly balanced food for the baby of its kind. ..."

5. Health and Disease: Their Determining Factors by Roger Irving Lee (1917)
"balanced diet. It would seem fairly simple to arrange a diet on the basis of ... We all require a balanced diet to secure the most effective nutrition. ..."

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