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India's most protein deficient cities: Lucknow tops the list

As per a study conducted by an international research firm Kantar IMRB, many cities of India are highly protein deficient.


By   |  Updated On : July 28, 2017 05:38 PM
Consume eggs and milk for adequate protein

Consume eggs and milk for adequate protein

New Delhi :  

The diet you are consuming might not provide you with high proteins. As per a study conducted by an international research firm Kantar IMRB, many cities of India are highly protein deficient. The study offered some shocking insights on the eating habits of Indians, percentage of people having protein inadequacy and the misconceptions related to protein. 

The survey was done on 1800 people from all across the country, where their diet patterns were analysed. The results revealed that Indians are suffering from severe protein inadequacy as 73 percent of them are on a diet which is not so high on proteins. The shocking fact was that 84 percent of the vegetarian diets are low on proteins. It is generally believed that non vegetarian food offer sufficient protein, however, the report stated otherwise. It indicated that 65 percent of the people who consumed non-vegetarian food were deficient in protein.

The respondents were not very well aware about protein deficiency as 73 percent of them believed that only green vegetables can provide them enough proteins. They are not well versed with the fact that there are other sources of protein as well, other than leafy vegetables. 

Coming to the most protein deficient cities in India, it is the city of Nawabs, Lucknow which is leading the list. The capital of Uttar Pradesh is known for its delicacies like tundey kebabs and biryanis. Despite that 90 percent of the city's population is suffering from protein deficiency. The second position is jointly held by two prime cities of India, Ahmedabad and Chennai. As a matter of fact, 84 percent of the population in these cities have protein deficiency. Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh comes in third position with 72 percent. Mumbai and Delhi bag the fourth and fifth place with 70 percent and 60 percent of the people having protein inadequacy. New Delhi is known for its mouth watering dishes but despite this the city's population is protein deficient. 

Indeed, protein deficiency has turned out to be a major cause of concern in India. Proteins are very beneficial for the body as they help build and repair the tissues. Therefore, one must include milk, fish, eggs, quinoa and soya in the diet and consume them on a regular basis. 

First Published: Friday, July 28, 2017 05:26 PM


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