effects of malnutrition on animalsDefinition of balanced diet
What is balanced diet?
Balanced diet is a diet containing all six classes or types of food in the right proportion to meet the body’s requirement for growth, repair and maintenance.
In other words, balanced diet is a diet containing the correct amount of all six class of food substance required by an organism or man.
The balanced diet must contain the six food substances such as carbohydrates, protein, fats and oil, mineral salts, vitamin, and water.
In terms of the percentage composition of the food substances, balanced diet should contain 15% of proteins, 15% of fats and oil, 10% of vitamins, minerals and water, and 60% of carbohydrates.
Balanced diet should be taken at these proportions for normal growth, development and all activities of the body.