HealthifyMeter Gender Watch 2017: Food Consumption Patterns – Men vs Women – I


September 14, 2020

The HealthifyMeter Gender Watch Report 2017 compiles data from more than 1.5 million people, across 197,694 locations and over 60 million food logs. This report gives an idea as to how healthy the country is.  

A startling insight provided by this report is that women are far behind when it comes to the ideal consumption of Proteins, Fats and Carbohydrates which is  20:30:50. Thus, giving India yet another reason to put #HerHealthFirst.

Data shows that there is a 13% difference in the consumption of proteins by women when compared to men.

Protein Consumption - Men vs Women

It can also be observed that the protein consumption of women across meals is also lower than that of men.

Protein across meals - Men vs Women

This disparity spreads across the country with a high concentration in the North-Eastern states followed by the Northern part of the country.

Protein across states - Men vs Women

Yet another key observation can be made from this report. While the fat consumption of women more or less equals that of men, they consume 12% more carbohydrates than men. 

Fats and Carbs - Men vs Women

However, there is a silver lining when it comes to working towards the betterment of women’s health. 

Read more about it in Part II

About the Author

A sports lover, a quizzing enthusiast and an avid reader, but above all, a writer. Though he may have made the switch from engineering with the hope of becoming the Sachin Tendulkar of writing someday, Habil now realistically hopes to reach Shiv Sunder Das levels. While he hopes to write about sports one day, he is more than happy to help you improve your health along the way.

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