General Science and Philosophy


Balanced Nutrition

Authors: Jose D Perezgonzalez

The concept of 'balanced nutrition' is a difficult one to anchor to a particular idea, namely because it is used for referring to different things. An appropriate dictionary meaning for balance when referring to nutrition is "to compute the difference between the debits and credits (of energy)", as well as being "nicely or evenly balanced, such as a well–balanced diet" (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, 2005). Thus, the concept of "balanced nutrition" in science could be restricted to using it for referring to the equilibrium in the amount of energy or nutritional chemicals ingested in relation to the energy or nutritional chemicals spent (Webb, 1995). A diet which provides either an excess or a deficiency of energy or nutrients can, thus, be considered to be unbalanced.

Comments: 2 pages, Journal of Knowledge Advancement & Integration (ISSN 1177-4576), Wiki of Science, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License

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