National Nutrition Week 2021: 1 out of every 5 deaths in the world is due to wrong diet. This disclosure has come from a report published in The Lancet. The research was conducted in 195 countries between 1990 and 2017. It was found that wrong eating and related diseases are the reasons behind 1 in 5 deaths worldwide. In such a situation, the question arises that what is the right diet? According to science, if you are taking two portions of vegetables and fruits in the meal, while the remaining one portion includes carbohydrate food and protein, then this is the ideal situation. Most importantly, half your hunger should be met with fruits and vegetables. World Nutrition Week is being celebrated in the country from 1-7 September. In such a situation, it is important to know which diseases are likely due to wrong eating.
Too much salt is dangerous for heart disease- The biggest cause of heart diseases caused by poor diet is excessive intake of sodium or salt. Blood pressure or hypertension increases due to excessive sodium intake. It also damages the blood vessels, leading to heart diseases.
Sugar products are the biggest cause of diabetes- The food eaten turns into sugar. The body uses it as energy. Sweet foods are rapidly absorbed in the body, due to which the sugar level in the body goes up and down. At present, the use of sweet food has increased, which is becoming a major cause of diabetes.
Obesity can be the cause of 12 types of cancer- The right balance of micronutrients such as proteins, fats and carbohydrates is very important for a healthy body. According to the World Cancer Research Fund, consumption of high fat and sweet ingredients such as chips, burgers, chocolates, biscuits increases obesity. Research shows that obesity causes 12 types of cancer.
For a healthy diet, follow the 2:1:1 formula- 50 percent of the total food i.e. two parts should be fruits and vegetables. From them, the body gets all the necessary vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and nutrients. Apart from that, 25 percent of the diet should be completed from carbohydrates. Carbohydrates provide the body with glucose, which serves as energy for the body. It gives 60 percent of the energy for the work of the body. The remaining 25% target should be achieved from protein.