Do you know Indian diets are protein deficient? Yes, they are 73% of the Indian diets are protein deficient and the shortfall is more
alarming among vegetarians, according to a recent study. It is mainly because Indian diets have more carbohydrates and fats, and have less
protein and vitamin contents. Because of this reason, Indians are protein deficient, and they don’t even know it.
How protein deficiency affects our health ?
Symptoms of protein deficiency include altered loss of muscle mass, skin pigmentation, diarrhea, changes in the color
or texture of hair, protruding belly, rashes, and swelling. People with protein deficiency also experience fatigue, lethargy, irritability,
and apathy. Vegetarians especially are deficient in protein as they don’t consume meat products which are high sources of protein.
Vegans rely on plant sources of protein, which don’t have all nine essential amino acids, making it difficult for them to receive all of them.
Children and pregnant women may also be at increased risk for protein deficiency.