80% of Indians are Protein Deficient

Do you think you’re getting enough protein from your diet? Think again

A study conducted by IMRB (Indian Market Research Bureau) found that over 80% of Indian diets are protein deficient. The study was conducted across 7 major cities in India where over 90% of the subjects were non-vegetarians. You might think having Dal, Rajma and Channa will give you the protein you require but that’s not the case. Pulses contain 20% protein and the rest are just carbohydrates. A combination of cereals and pluses provide more protein but is certainly not meeting your daily requirements. An average person requires about 1 g per kg body weight (National Institute of Nutrition). The protein requirements of athletes are sports persons are much higher.

Watch Ryan Fernando talk about Protein deficiency in Indian diet and the need for whey protein here:

Sources of Protein

Seafood is one of the best sources of protein and fish has omega 3 fats which are good for your heart. Meats are excellent sources of protein which can help you reach your required intake. Eggs and dairy products like milk, cheese and yoghurt are also good sources of protein.

Are you a vegetarian looking for some good sources of protein? Here are some foods for you:

Proteins are the building blocks of our body and are needed for tissue repair. Without protein our body cannot function well and this increases the need to have our protein needs met through our diet. You can try and have whey protein shakes once or twice a day to help you meet the daily requirements!

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