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Daily Indian diet fulfills up to 70% of nutrition need: Survey

An overwhelming 85% of doctors and nutritionists from urban India believe that only up to 70%, or even lower, of one’s nutrition need is fulfilled by the average daily Indian diet, finds a survey conducted by multivitamin supplement brand Supradyn, from Bayer’s Consumer Health Division in India.

The survey, which covered 220 doctors and nutritionists in all four zones of India, found that vitamin B12 and D3 are the top two vitamins lacking in an average daily diet across the country, followed by Zinc, Iron, Calcium, Folic Acid, and Vitamin C.

Surprisingly, the study revealed that even in states with pre-dominantly non-vegetarian diets, as many as 90% of doctors and nutritionists agreed to at least a 30% nutrition gap in their state’s average daily diet.

Further, the survey reported that an astounding 73% of doctors and nutritionists believe that this inadequacy can be overcome with a daily dose of multivitamin-multimineral supplements.

Sandeep Verma, Country Head, India, Bayer Consumer Health Division, commented on the survey results highlighting, “Supradyn’s doctor-led Nutrition Survey has identified a large nutrition gap in our daily diets, highlighting a grave insufficiency of micronutrients.”

“As a brand that has been focused on bringing science-based solutions to consumers in India, we understand the importance of not only educating them but also supporting them in achieving up to 100% key nutrients for daily immunity and energy with the help of Supradyn Daily multivitamin supplements,” he explained.

 “This survey has brought to life a surprising truth: an average daily diet cannot always meet 100% of your body’s nutrition requirement. Including a daily multivitamin-multimineral supplement can help bridge the nutrition gap and provide your body with optimum energy and immunity levels,” Consultant Physician and Chest Specialist (Member of European Respiratory Society), Dr. Jenam P Mehta said.

“The pandemic has resulted in people prioritising their health and wellness, taking proactive measures to better understand their bodies and I’m certain these revelations by Supradyn’s Nutrition Survey will help educate consumers on meeting one’s 100% nutrition requirements,” Dr. Mehta said.

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