nitrogen balance

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nitrogen balance

[′nī·trə·jən ‚bal·əns]
(geochemistry)
The net loss or gain of nitrogen in a soil.
(physiology)
The difference between nitrogen intake (as protein) and total nitrogen excretion for an individual.
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source be eaten to ensure that a positive nitrogen balance was achieved?
When offering the body adequate quantities of proteins while minimizing the calorie intake, it is possible to maintain the body with a positive nitrogen balance and restrain the loss of weight due to loss of fat.
When would the steak, eggs, or other protein source be eaten to ensure that a positive nitrogen balance was achieved?