Friday, October 30, 2020
Home Life Style Health & Fitness Survey Report Reveals Diet Paradox of India

Survey Report Reveals Diet Paradox of India

Nu-Shakti - a Brand of Royal DSM Reported India's Diet Paradox

As many as 97 percent of Indians are aware of the essential nutrients and micro-nutrients required for their body, of which 60 percent ‘rarely’ or ‘never’ make a conscious effort to add nutritive elements or additional supplements to their diet, reveals a survey.

Nu-Shakti – a brand of Royal DSM – released its report on India’s ‘Diet Paradox’ that highlights the importance of a healthy immune system in protecting people from infections and ailments, the report stresses the role of adequate nutrition in building immunity.

Based on a survey conducted with more than a thousand people across all age groups in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Kolkata, it shows that unprecedented awareness levels in terms of health and nutrition are very often matched with a lax attitude in adopting healthy practices.

Follow NewsGram on LinkedIn to know what’s happening around the world.

According to the findings, even though nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of respondents know the connection between healthy eating and losing weight, more than half (55 percent) admitted that they had not consumed leafy vegetables in the required quantity the previous day.

As many as 97 percent of Indians are aware of the essential nutrients and micro-nutrients required for their body, of which 60 percent ‘rarely’ or ‘never’ make a conscious effort to add nutritive elements. Unsplash

In fact, the Global Burden of Diseases study ranked India 118 on its global index because poor dietary habits accounted for 310 deaths per 100,000 people. Despite awareness levels about proper nutrition and diet being high, these do not necessarily result in the right action.

The survey revealed one of the reasons for this gap between awareness and action is because meals were being skipped regularly:

  • 84 percent of respondents admitted they skipped meals
  • 46 percent confessed they would forgo a meal because of an important work meeting
  • 42 percent claimed they ‘rarely’ or ‘never’ consumed healthy or nutritious home-cooked meals during festivals

Also Read: Poor Diet Contributes Most to Deaths by Heart Diseases

Additional survey highlights:

  • Nearly one-third (31 percent) consider working timings the top barrier to a healthy lifestyle
  • More than one-in-five (22 percent) believe their family is the constraint
  • 62 percent claimed it was ‘extremely difficult’ or ‘difficult’ to influence family members to eat a healthy diet  (IANS)



Most Popular

Are Instant Personal Loans In India Easily Available

By Shubhi Gupta All of us go through a bad phase in life when we are in need of instant money but are short of...

Teenager Suffers Rare Nerve Disorder Post Covid19 Treatment

A 14-year-old boy who had developed Miller Fischer syndrome, a variant of rare Guillian-Barre Syndrome -- where the immune system attacks the nerves, due...

Future Pandemics To Emerge Often, Spread More Rapidly: Experts

A major new report by 22 leading experts from around the world, has revealed that future pandemics will emerge more often, spread more rapidly...

Welcoming New Anti-Pollution Law With Better Implementation

Experts and clean air activists on Thursday welcomed the Centre's decision to set up a commission to tackle air pollution in Delhi-NCR but hoped...

Apple Rolls Out Its Video Creation App Called Clips

With an eye on those hooked to social media apps like TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube, Apple has rolled out the "biggest update ever" to...

This Halloween Indulge Yourself In Spooky Binge Therapy By OTT Platforms

Halloween is incomplete without the chills, shrills, and thrills, and OTT platforms have packed it all for a spooky binge therapy. A list of shows...

New Trends of Hiring for Work in IT Industry

Each change is a step towards transformation. Ever since the pandemic interrupted our lives, the shift to remote working has not just altered the...

Making Orphaned and Abandoned Children Self-reliant

There are millions of orphan children across India, who lack the basic facilities required for survival. Having lost their parents at a very young...

Recent Comments