What are the constituents of a balanced diet?
Constituents of a balanced diet are as follows:
- Carbohydrate: It provides 50-70% of total energy intake.
- Fat: For an adult, fat should provide 20% of total energy intake. Children require more fat so as to suffice 50% of the total energy intake.
- Proteins: Protein intake should be about 15-20% of the total daily energy intake.
- Vitamins and minerals