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You can not eat only fruits, you need something more. You can not eat only vegetables. You need something more. Hence, to maintain normal functioning of the body, we need varieties of food which gives us proteins, carbohydrate, fat, vitamins and minerals.
A diet containing all the essential food constituents in correct proportions is called a ‘balanced diet’. A balanced diet should have the following qualities: · It must be rich in various essential nutrients and include foods from all food groups. · It should provide necessary energy required by the body. · It should be economical.