Balanced Diet: What Is It and How to Achieve and diseases caused by deficiency of vitamins and minerals




Balance diet 



  • The major nutrients in our food are carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals. In addition to these nutrients, food also contains dietary fibers and water.
  • If the diet is deficient in both carbohydrates and proteins for a long time, the growths may stop completely. Such a person becomes very lean and thin and so weak.
  • The role of carbohydrates and fats in our body is mainly providing energy.
  • For growth and maintenance, proteins and minerals are required to our body.
  • Vitamins help in protecting our body against diseases.
  • So it is very essential to take the balanced diet which provides all the nutrients to our body, in the right quantities, along with dietary fibers and waters.
  • Deficiency of one or more nutrients in our food for a long time may cause certain diseases or disorders.
  • Below is the list in a tabular format of Vitamins/Minerals deficiency diseases and their symptoms.




  • All deficiency diseases can be prevented by taking a balanced diet.
  • Some sources of major nutrients in our food.







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