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Knowing the Components of a Balanced Diet

A balanced diet is one that provides the body with the nutrients it needs to function properly. These nutrients include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water.

There are many different ways to achieve a balanced diet, but all require consuming the right mix of nutrients. Eating a variety of foods is the best way to get all the nutrients you need, but supplements can also be used to fill in any gaps.

Nutrients that Make Up a Balanced Diet

A balanced diet consists of a variety of foods that provide your body with all the necessary nutrients it needs to function. These include:

Proteins are the building blocks of the body and are essential for growth and repair. They can be found in meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, and some plant-based sources.

Carbohydrates are the body's main source of energy and are found in foods like bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, and other starchy vegetables.

Fats are also essential for the body and can be found in oils, nuts, seeds, and certain animal products.

Vitamins and minerals are needed in small amounts to support the body's many functions. They can be found in a variety of foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and dairy.

Water is the body's most important nutrient and is essential for all bodily functions. It helps to flush toxins out of the body, maintains a healthy balance of electrolytes, and provides necessary energy.

A dietician can be a great asset to the individual looking to improve their nutritional health. Dieticians are experts in the field of nutrition and can provide sound advice on healthy eating and food choices. To speak with a dietician and find out more about achieving a balanced diet in Maroochydore, come visit us at our Sunshine Coast Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology Clinic - Shop 5B, 1 Indiana Place, Kuluin. Call us at 07 5445 8292 or email

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