Ever since 1.9, when their crafting recipe was removed, Enchanted golden apples are almost impossible to obtain, except by plain luck.
They can only be found as a rare find in rare structures.
Getting ONE enchanted golden apple requires exploring (approximately) 50 Mansions, 50 Mineshafts, 30 Dungeons, or 10 dessert temples. This is how rare they are. Their rarity is understandable because of how powerful they are.
Because of their rarity, it is almost impossible to effectively "hunt" for enchanted golden apples. Most players who have them either have them as leftovers from when they were craftable, or, by chance, found one when they weren't looking for one.
Although I support their rarity, I do not support the fact that they are required to get the "A balanced diet" Advancement. Because they are nearly impossible to get, that makes this advancement nearly impossible to get.
I would even go as far as to say that because of this requirement, "A Balanced Diet" is the hardest advancement in the game (Yes, I know about "How did we get here?", which is intended to be the hardest one to get)
TL;DR: Enchanted Golden apples should not be required for "a balanced diet" because they are almost impossible to obtain intentionally.
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