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Common nutritional deficiencies among Indian women

Common nutritional deficiencies among Indian women

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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.

Monday, September 4th, 2017

A woman’s nutritional status is the foundation for:

  • Good fertility
  • Easy conception
  • 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

  • Iron-deficiency anemia
  • Iodine deficiency
  • Calcium deficiency
  • Vitamin A deficiency
  • B-Complex deficiencies
  • 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 .

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