Healthy diet

diet that helps maintain or improve general health

A healthy diet or balanced diet is a diet (what you eat) that contains the right amounts of all the food groups. It includes fruit, vegetables, grains, dairy products, and protein. It does not include too much or too little of any kind of food.[1] Eating wrong amounts of a food group, whether it be too much or too little, is called an "unhealthy diet" or an "imbalanced diet". A healthy diet is one that includes more foods that come from plants and fewer convenience foods.[2]

Basic nutritionEdit

What is known about nutrition and diet keeps changing as more is learned.[3] However, basic nutrition remains much the same.[3] The best advice is to talk to a doctor or dietitian for personalized information based on an individual's lifestyle, health, and food likes and dislikes.[3]

Related pagesEdit


  1. Natural, Organic Healthy Living & Diet
  2. "14 Keys to a Healthy Diet". University of California Berkeley Wellness. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Mayo Clinic staff. "Nutrition basics". Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "How to Eat Healthy". President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Carbohydrates". The European Food Information Council. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Kathleen M. Zelman (17 June 2010). "Dieting Is Out; Healthy Eating Is In". WebMD, LLC. Retrieved 25 April 2016.