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38% Indians eat fried foods; only 28% follow healthy diet: Report – News9 LIVE

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In India, the portion of population dealing with malnutrition increased from 15.4% in 2011 to 16.6% in 2021. This means that almost 17% Indians are not getting ample nutrition from their dairy diet. It does not even offer them the much-needed nutrients to stay healthy and perform daily tasks.

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New Delhi: According to a new global report, the intake of unhealthy foods is high in India with 38% Indians eating unhealthy foods and only 28% of the population eating the five essential food groups including one fruit, one vegetable, one pulse, animal-based foods, nuts and seeds. The report has raised concerns regarding the dietary habits of Indians and it has highlighed a rise in the intake of unhealthy foods like fried snacks and salty food as opposed to nutritoous choices like fruits and vegetables.

The Global food policy report 2024 was released by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on May 29. It revealed that due to poor diet, 16.6% of the Indian population suffers from malnutrition. At present, calorie-dense and nutrient-deprived foods are preferred choice of most people in the country. Through sugary snacks, salty foods, sugary drinks, chocolates, packaged and processed, and even breakfast cereals and dairy, most people get lots of calories in their diet.

In India, the portion of population dealing with malnutrition increased from 15.4% in 2011 to 16.6% in 2021. This means that almost 17% Indians are not getting ample nutrition from their dairy diet. It does not even offer them the much-needed nutrients to stay healthy and perform daily tasks. Additionally, the prevalence of being overweight in adutls increased from 12.9% in 2006 to 16.4% in 2016.

The report also underlined that many countries are currently suffering from the high burden of malnutrition. Additionally, micronutrient and undernutrition deficiencies exist with obesity and being overweight or diet-related diseases within households, communities and individuals. The report found that two million people, mostly those from South Asia and Africa, cannot afford a healthy diet. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations also found that more than 50% of children aged five years or loess and two-thirds of adult women are suffering from micronutrient deficiencies.

It was also noted that high levels of undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies have increased and due to the same, obesity, being overweight and other weight-related NCDs have also increased in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan.

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