Foodie Gujaratis love eating fat-rich diet, not fruit: Survey
Food-loving Gujarat loves fat and is not a big fan of fruits. It is also the least consumer of proteins in the country owing to its vegetarian diet. This was revealed by data collected by HealthifyMe, an Indian digital weight loss app that provides a host of fitness services.
Gujarat is one of the highest fat consumers in the country and a poor fruit-intaker as compared to the rest of the country. The result was collated from over 1 lakh users from across Gujarat with 1 million work out logs from several cities. The data also found that men consumed more protein in Gujarat due to their affinity for almonds, dal and milk while women in the state were at a higher risk of diabetes due to the high consumption of fat viz-a-viz men.
Gujarat came last among all the 27 surveyed states as far as energy from protein consumption was concerned while it ranked fourth after Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Haryana in fat consumption. Dr Hiren Patt and endocrinologists with Narayana Multispeciality Hospital who often ends up counselling his patients to control their fat intake in diet said the findings are not a surprise.
“Carbohydrates and fat figure heavily in the diet of …read more