In India, the eating habits of consumers may not be appropriate. A regular Indian diet may not be perfectly balanced. It may be high on carbohydrates and fats, low on quantity or quality of proteins. The body’s requirement of quality protein is therefore generally unmet. Since the most prevalent diet amongst Indians is vegetarian, the quantity and quality of protein being consumed by an average Indian could be even more sub-optimal.
Protein supplementation is recommended by doctors during stress conditions like fever, recovery from surgery or for ailments like cancer and tuberculosis.
On the health front, what has your research on protein intake shown you?
Codex guidelines recommend daily intake of 50 gm protein for normal individuals. Both quantity and quality of protein are important parameters in judging the adequacy of protein.
The quality of protein can be evaluated by a PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acids Score) score. PDCAAS is the universally accepted method for the evaluation of protein