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What is a balanced diet?

What is a balanced diet?

Diet: We now know that there are some specific scientifically sound truths about what we should be eating. Your diet should consist of 1800 calories and be made up of the following: 60% of your calories should be from protein sources 25% of the calories should be from carbohydrates 15% of the calories should be fats. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What's the balanced diet of an adult?

What's the balanced diet of an adult?

Depends: Different schools of thought as to what is considered balance. The best diet is probably the mediterranean diet which consists primarily of vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, whole grains, a little olive oil and occasional meats and wine. I say choose wild salmon over the meat, avoid the wine if you don't already drink, and you can stay healthy. Avoid all whites: sugar, flour, rice, pasta. ...Read more

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What should I eat for a balanced diet?

What should I eat for a balanced diet?

A variety of foods: Healthy diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. Surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. Eat some protein with each meal. ...Read more

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Is it bad to be underweight if balanced diet?

Is it bad to be underweight if balanced diet?

In general "no": In general the" thinner the better" in reference to increasing one's longevity. The genetic implications for weight..Too thin or too fat can be as high as 77%. Make sure that your thyroid function has been evaluated since hyperthyroid states can cause unhealthy weight loss there are many co-morbitities associated with being overweight. ...Read more

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What should I do to maintain a balanced diet?

What should I do to maintain a balanced diet?

For a healthy diet,: Check out www.Drmcdougall.Com and www.Nutritionfacts.Org. Those doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health. ...Read more

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What is a good, balanced diet for a 13 year old?

What is a good, balanced diet for a 13 year old?

2300 calories a day: Include 1/4 as protein, 1/4 as carbohydrates, 1/4 as fruits, and 1/4 of the plate as vegetables. Eat. from each of the food groups, include whole grains, legumes, beans, chicken, meat, fish, dairy, eggs, etc. Try to stay away from fried foods, fatty foods, Try to avoid sugar drinks, and highly processed foods as they are lower in nutrients than fresh fruits and vegetables ...Read more

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What is supposed to be a balanced diet for breakfast?

What is supposed to be a balanced diet for breakfast?

Healthy breakfast.: With the understanding that breakfast is an important meal in your day, start generally with leaner and more energizing choices. Cereals rich with complex carbohydrates and fiber for sustained energy, with skim or 1% milk to keep it lighter. Low fat yogurt and fresh fruit. Egg whites and whole grain toast. Try to avoid fatty breakfast meats. Keep your proteins lean. ...Read more

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How can nutritional substitutes affect a balanced diet?

Sugar: Sugar substitutes fool the brain into thinking and wanting to get sugar. You get used to sugar. The best place to get sugar is from natural sources as fresh fruit, not from artificial sweeteners. The artificial sweeteners can lead you to crave more sugar than you would if you had them from natural sources. ...Read more

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I want to reduce 10 kg. Please tell me a balanced diet. ?

I want to reduce 10 kg. Please tell me a balanced diet. ?

Real & unprocessed : Aim for slow weight loss. Shop the perimeter of the store where you will find fresh vegetables, fruit, lean meats. Avoid processed and prepared foods. Choose whole grains such as quinoa, amaranth, millet, etc but avoid pulverized grain products made from flours. Nuts and seeds and healthy fats (olive oil, avocado, etc) are also good. Drink water and avoid sugary and sweetened beverages. ...Read more

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