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Average Indian diet has inadequate nutrition: Study – Times of India

Does your diet meet your body’s nutritional needs? We often think that a diet full of vegetables, grains and fruits is enough to meet the nutritional needs of our body, but a recent study shows that 70 percent of the average Indian diet lacks adequate nutrition. .

the study

According to a survey released on Tuesday, nearly nine out of 10 doctors and nutritionists believe that the average daily Indian diet meets only 70 percent or less of a person’s nutritional needs.

The findings are based on a nationwide survey of 220 health practitioners (doctors and nutritionists) by the multivitamin supplement brand Supradyn. The survey uncovered an alarming gap in meeting 100 percent of the body’s nutritional needs across regions of India.

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At least 90 percent of doctors and nutritionists agreed on at least a 30 percent nutritional difference in the average daily diet, even in states that consume predominantly non-vegetarian foods.

In addition, the survey showed that vitamins B12 and D3 are the top two vitamins that are lacking in the average daily diet nationwide, followed by zinc, iron, calcium, folic acid and vitamin C.

Conclusion

73% of doctors and nutritionists believe that this deficiency can be overcome with a daily dose of multivitamin-multimineral supplements.

Sandeep Verma, Country Head, India, Bayer Consumer Health Division, said in a statement, “The doctor-led nutrition survey has identified a surprisingly large nutritional gap in our daily diets, highlighting serious micronutrient deficiencies. does.”

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To finish

“This survey brings to life a surprising truth: An average daily diet may not always meet 100 percent of your body’s nutritional requirement. Incorporating a daily multivitamin-multimineral supplement can help bridge the nutritional gap. and can provide your body with optimal energy and immunity levels.” Added Dr. Janam P. Mehta, consultant physician and chest specialist, member of the European Respiratory Society.

With the Covid-19 pandemic reset priorities, health and wellness has reached the top of mind. Therefore, meeting the daily requirements of nutrients should be seen as an increasing need and not just as an added benefit, the survey suggested.

Inputs from IANS

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