Monday, September 4th, 2017
A typical Indian woman is busy all the time with her career and family. Taking care of her nutritional status often takes a backseat, which in fact, should be given priority.
A woman's nutritional status is the foundation for:
Proper development of the baby
Child's nutritional status
Now that you are planning to get pregnant, you need to know some of the common nutritional problems that are prevalent among Indian women who are in their reproductive age.
This article will help you to identify the most common risks of nutritional deficiencies in Indian women so that you can pay more attention to these in your attempt to eat well for pregnancy.
Indian women: Undernourished or over-nourished
Here are some numbers that will reflect the state of Indian women's health status.
Nearly half of Indian women are too thin or too fat.
About 4 in 10 Indian women are underweight
One in 10 women are overweight.
More than half of the Indian women (6 out of 10) are anaemic.
Ensure that your diet includes foods containing nutrients which are found low in Indian women such as Iron, iodine, calcium, vitamin A, B-Complex vitamins, vitamin B12, vitamin D.
Common nutrient deficiencies among Indian women
Vitamin A deficiency
Vitamin B12 deficiency
Vitamin D deficiency
Now, you know where a typical Indian woman stands; guard yourself from common nutritional deficiencies by following a healthy diet .