Chennai’s Carb Problem – HealthifyMe

As previously reported, the ideal consumption of PFC (Protein: Fat: Carbohydrate) is 20:30:50 for a healthy Indian adult. With data from HealthifyMe, we investigated the states with the highest carbohydrate consumption.

Our data shows us that Tamil Nadu ranks 7th when it comes to carbohydrate consumption.

However, when we compare the top eight cities in the country, we can see that Chennai is leading the pack. This is because the main source of food in the city is rice. In addition, the basic meals made up of idlis, dosas, sambar-rice and curd cheese, add to the high consumption of carbohydrates in the city.

Energy Contribution of Carbohydrate - Cities

Data from HealthifyMe tells us that Chennai, among the top 8 cities in India, is on the lower side when it comes to fruit and vegetable consumption.
Carbohydrates - Consumption of fruits in the diet

Carbohydrates - Vegetable Consumption in Food

This mix of high carbohydrate consumption and low fruit and vegetable consumption in Chennai puts its residents at risk for diabetes and obesity.

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