Gaps In Adult Nutrition
Gaps in Adult Nutrition
Limited availability of vitamins and minerals (micronutrients) from diet may result into gaps in nutrition.
Our body may not always completely utilize nutrition from the food consumed. Inadequate consumption of vitamins and minerals may result in deficiencies with no visible symptoms, affecting health in the long-term. Multiple factors determine the availability of vitamins and minerals from the diet.
- Vitamin B-complex, Vitamin C and Vitamin A are commonly lost during cooking and processing of food4
- Calcium, Iron and Zinc are not completely absorbed by the body after ingestion, and so only a fraction of what is ingested is available for utilization5
- Anti-oxidant nutrients such as phytic acid, oxalates, flavonoids and tannins can interfere with the absorption of micronutrients such as iron, zinc and calcium5
Inadequate consumption of key micronutrients is commonly seen among young adults in India6
- Almost all individuals on vegetarian diets consume less than 50% of the recommended iron6
- 7 in 10 have less than 50% of the recommended Zinc intake6
- 4 in 10 have deficient Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) intake6
- 5 in 10 have insufficient Vitamin A intake6
- 3 in 10 have insufficient Vitamin C intake6
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