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Healthy diet

A healthy diet contains a balance of food groups and all the nutrients necessary to promote good health.

Human nutrition is enormously complex and a healthy diet may vary widely according to an individual's genetic makeup, environment, and health.

Healthy eating is the practice of making choices about what and/or how much one eats with the intention of improving or maintaining good health.

Typically, this means following recommendations for a healthy diet.

The concept of healthy eating is primarily a problem in rich countries where the lifestyle includes a modicum of outdoor physical activities, high but not always high-quality food consumption, and a trend towards industrially-produced foods instead of locally-sourced, locally-prepared meals.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Healthy diet", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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