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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : (1042) Last page : (1051)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6501

A Study on Cost Effective and Economical Healthy Foods

Syeda Amtul Lateef1* and Tanveer Fatima2

1Student of M.Sc Nutrition and Dietetics, 2Assistant Professor,
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Anwar Ul Uloom, PG College,
Affiliated to Osmania University, Hyderabad, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: sqaiyum5@gmail.com
Received: 20.03.2018  |  Revised: 15.04.2018   |  Accepted: 23.04.2018  


Energy dense diets offer a low-cost dietary option to the consumer. However, they are more likely to be nutrient poor & resulted in bringing about massive changes in the dietary habits of adolescents and young adults which are making them prone to many health hazards. One of the major predisposing factor is that, unhealthy food participants in the lowest quartile of energy cost had the highest energy intakes, the most energy-dense diets and the lowest daily intakes of key vitamins and micro nutrients participants in the highest quartile of energy cost had lower energy intakes and diets that ever higher in nutrients and lower in energy density. The present study was conducted to investigate healthy nutrition options for families living at or slightly above the poverty level. A market survey was also conducted to study the availability of different types of food in the markets which provided information regarding the consumers preferred and create awareness about the peculiar impact it may have on their health and also recommending them with healthy alternatives. From the data collected it was observed that 60% of subject enjoy balanced diet and 46% people did not know that a balance diet include the food from all food groups so as to meet the daily vitamins and minerals needed. 66% of people don’t eat fruit and vegetable a day and 66% of the people don’t consume healthy food because of rising food inflation and 33% of the people are unaware of different foods and food groups.

Key words: Economical Healthy food, Low cost, Health hazards, Balanced diet, Dietary habits.

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Cite this article: Lateef, S.A. and Fatima, T., A Study on Cost Effective and Economical Healthy Foods, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(2): 1042-1051 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6501

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