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A Systematic Assessment of Eating Habits and Health Issues Related to Fruits Vegetables Among Bangladeshi Rural and Urban Population

Md. Esrafil


Fruits and vegetables are nutrient-dense foods that are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other bioactive substances. Fruits and vegetables are essential sources of dietary fiber and micronutrients and are a part of a balanced diet that aids in the prevention of serious diseases. In addition, the FAO stated that "increasing fruit and vegetable consumption is currently a major public health challenge." The declaration was created in response to the widespread micronutrient deficiency that results in
nutritional illnesses such compromised immune systems, birth deformities, mental and physical retardation, among others, and micronutrient shortages. Low consumption of fruits and vegetables and possibly a lack of knowledge of the nutritional benefits of fruits and vegetables are the main causes of these nutritional deficits. Fruits and vegetables contribute to dietary advice since they have health-promoting qualities. Only a small part of the population follows the WHO/FAO recommendation to eat 400 g, or five servings, of fruits and vegetables each day. The goal of the current study is to identify the socio-demographic characteristics that contribute to this low intake of fruits and vegetables, as well as the roles that attitudes and behavior play in affecting dietary choices. To determine which socio-demographic factors significantly influence fruit and vegetable intake and to clarify the function ofsocial food views, logistic and ordered logistic regressions were utilized. In Bangladesh, 92% of the rural and 75% of the urban people were found to consume fewer than five servings per day.

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