Definition of Malnutrition
Do you know almost 6.7% children under age 5 are Malnourished Around the Globe?
Do you really know what is the exact number of malnourish population in South-Asian Region?
Some Alarming facts about malnutrition among children aged 5 in Pakistan
TYPES OF MALNUTRITION
There are two types of Malnutrition that exists in this world named as “Undernutrition” and “Overnutrition”. Both of them are explained below.
1. Undernutrition occurs when an individual is consuming insufficient intake of energy and nutrients to meet his/her daily needs to maintain good health.
2. WHO reports “Four types of undernutrition exist. i.e., Stunting, Wasting, Underweight, Deficiencies of Micronutrients.
1. Overnutrition occurs when an individual is consuming an extra nutrients and energy that exceeds his/her daily needs to maintain good health.
2. WHO reports “Two types of Overnutrition i.e., Overweight and obesity.
SIGNS OF MALNUTRITION
|HOW TO CHECK UNDERNUTRITION||HOW TO CHECK Overnutrition|
|1.Unplanned weight loss
2.Loss of appetite
5.Increased risk of disease susceptibility
|1.Unexplained weight gain
3.Increased Breathing rate
5.Loss of control over hunger
DO OVERNUTRITION ACTS AS A PRECURSOR TO NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES?
Variety of different non-Communicable diseases such as Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases, Hypertension and Anemia can occur if a person remains overweight for a long time. Overnutrition can be avoided just by consuming a balanced and nutritious diet pattern. Active Lifestyle is very much important, in order to avoid overnutrition and non-communicable diseases.
SHOULD WE CHOOSE NATURALLY PURE FOODS TO AVOID MALNUTRITION?
WHO reports “An estimated 600 million – almost 1 in 10 people – fall ill after consuming contaminated food each year that causes 420 000 deaths and the loss of 33 million healthy life years (DALYs) around the World”
Naturally pure and hygienically prepared diet is very rarely available in our country. Good Health can easily be maintained if an individual has access to enough amounts of pure and nutritious food. Impure food contains a variety of bacteria's, viruses, parasites, chemical substances and physical impurities such as stones etc. All these harmful organisms have a capacity to cause more than 200 different kind of diseases that are ranged from diarrhea and can lead to cancer.
CAN PURE FOOD DECREASE THE RISK OF MALNUTRITION?
Studies have shown that Food safety, nutrition and food security are closely linked. As population is increasing day by day around the globe, there is a more need to access of food that is safe and secured. Health systems are already burdened due to COVID-19; hence we should avoid consuming unhygienic and unsafe food in order to avoid illness. Unsafe food creates an atrocious cycle of disease and malnutrition that particularly affects Sick, Infants, Children and Elderly.
IS FOOD PRODUCTION INDUSTRY RESPONSIBLE FOR MALNUTRITION IN PAKISTAN?
Food Contamination can occur at any point of food production, storage and distribution. Now there lies a primary responsibility of Food producers. Number of foodborne diseases occurs due to improper handling, preparation of food in food service establishments or at markets. This simple concept is very hard to grasp for many of the food producers in the Market that their mode of food production and handling can create a healthier community or increase the risk of nutritional risk among their consumers. Same goes with the consumers, they should know what to buy so that they do not become a prey to this vicious cycle of food safety and malnutrition.
'' Very few Brands in the Market exists that fully justify their claims of purity of food items. ''
“HIMALAYAN CHEF” TO LEAD A FIGHT AGAINST MALNUTRITION
Himalayan Chef is among the very few of the brands that claims 100% Naturally pure food items. Our main focus is on quality of food items. We are here to create an awareness among the masses about the purity and natural foods and to make them aware to such an extent that they can clearly see what is pure and what is not pure. We bring you the naturally pure foods that is equally nutritious and healthy.
IS HIMALAYAN CHEF USDA APPROVED BRAND?
Our brand has International Certifications such as USDA, Vegan and Kosher. We bring you the food that is naturally pure and free from any chemicals, preservatives and pesticides. “Quality is our Passion” slogan depicts that we do not care about quantity, our primary and foremost concern is with the quality and our “CONSUMER”. 100% Money back guarantee is ensured in order to make our claim of “100% Naturally Pure” more authentic.
Check yours's and your family’s dietary patterns and mode of lifestyle thoroughly. Keep an eye on what you are buying and consuming. Choose wisely your food items. Try to buy foods that are naturally pure and free from chemicals. Just keep in mind “All that glitters are not gold”.
Choose your brand wisely. Pay a good amount for your grocery so that you may not have to pay for your hospital bills regularly.