What's a Complete Balanced Meal? - Duke's Materia Tonica

January 1, 2019 11:14

What is a Complete Balanced Meal?

A complete meal contains various food groups for balanced nutrition. Different food groups have a different density of nutrients, such as protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Certain health promoting types of foods are used to supplement meals, such as spices, medicinal herbs, superfoods, tonics and adaptogens, including additional essential fatty acids (EFA's), vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and protein powder.

Food groups for making complete meals:

  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Eggs
  • Meats
  • Dairy
  • Nuts, Beans, Legumes
  • Grains, Breads, Cereals
  • Oils and Butter
  • Sweets, like chocolate

Supplemental food groups added to meals:

  • Spices
  • Herbs
  • Superfoods
  • Botanicals
  • EFA's
  • Vitamins/Minerals
  • Amino Acids
  • Protein Powder
  • Others, like probiotics and unique constituents