Watch Your Diet

India Today - - MAIL -

We all need macro- nu­tri­ents like pro­teins, car­bo­hy­drates and fats as well as mi­cro nu­tri­ents like vi­ta­mins, min­er­als and trace ele­ments on a reg­u­lar ba­sis (“Prob­lem of Ex­tremes”, Septem­ber 2). Their short­age can cause dam­age to the or­gans in the body. Many qual­ity or­ganic nu­tri­tional sup­ple­ments avail­able in the mar­ket can fill the ‘ gap’ be­tween ac­tual and rec­om­mended daily al­lowance and keep us healthy in the long- term. V. K. TAN­GRI, Dehradun Your ar­ti­cle on im­bal­anced nu­tri­tion made for an in­ter­est­ing read as it high­lighted how not only un­der- eat­ing but also overeat­ing is caus­ing health prob­lems in the coun­try. The well- to- do pop­u­la­tion of­ten faces the prob­lem of overeat­ing and is fall­ing prey to obe­sity which in turn is af­fect­ing health lead­ing to car­diac ail­ments, di­a­betes and high blood pres­sure. On the other hand, de­fi­ciency of im­por­tant min­er­als like cal­cium and vi­ta­min D in the body is lead­ing to prob­lems of the bone, skin among oth­ers. SOURAV GHOSH, Kolkata

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