Indians also lack protein like iron and calcium. Protein levels in 73% of the urban population are much lower than the norm. Why it should be included in catering, 93% of people are not even aware. The most surprising thing is that Indians do not give importance to protein. They believe it is necessary only for gym-goers. This has been revealed in a recent survey by the Indian Market Research Bureau.
INDIANS BELIEVE THAT PROTEIN IN THE DIET IS USED FOR WEIGHT LOSS
According to the report, in a survey conducted in 7 cities of the country, Indians believe that protein in the diet used for weight loss. According to InBody-IPSOS research in 2018, 71% of Indians have weak muscles. The body is deficient in protein up to 68% of the standard. According to the National Sample Survey (2011-12), 56.5 grams in rural areas and 55.7 grams in urban areas consumed by Indians.
HOW MUCH PROTEIN REQUIRED DAILY
Dr. Nandan Joshi, who is working in the field of health and nutrition, says – the muscles of youth are getting weak due to not being physically active and less protein is reaching the body. At the age of 30, the muscles begin to get damaged. Up to 3-5% of muscle damage every 10 years. Daily exercise and protein work to repair it and keep it active. Any person should take protein according to their weight. For example, if you weigh 60 kg, then 60 grams of protein should be taken in the diet daily.
HOW TO FILL THE GAP
Dietician and clinical nutritionist Dr. Nitisha Sharma says that if you are a non-vegetarian, you can take meat, chicken, eggs in the diet. Milk, legume vegetables, peanuts, nuts, and pulses are a better choice for vegetarians. Spending most of the day at one place, not keeping the body active and decreasing protein levels is weakening the muscles. From childhood to old age, protein is essential for every stage of life.
LUCKNOW PEOPLE ARE THE MOST PROTEIN DEFICIENT
Another survey by the Indian Market Research Bureau examined protein levels in major cities of the country. The survey found that 90% of Lucknow people lack protein. Ahmedabad and Chennai are the two cities on the second rung, with 84% of the population suffering from protein deficiency. The third place is Vijayawada (72%) and Mumbai (70%) on the fourth. At the same time, this figure is 60 percent in Delhi. 1800 people included in this survey and their food analyzed.
According to the Indian Dietetic Association, Indians are getting only 50 percent of their protein requirement from catering. Protein improves children’s ability to think and develop. As much as it is necessary for the muscles, it is also important to increase the body’s ability to fight against diseases. Apart from this, it is necessary to have enough protein in the body to make skin and hair beautiful and healthy.