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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Herbalife Nutrition Survey: Filipinos are Less Knowledgeable About Nutrition as Compared to Other APAC Countries


According to a survey conducted by Herbalife Nutrition, a great number of Filipino consumers are not well-informed when it comes to general nutrition. The country's score was lower than the Asia Pacific Average of 23%.

The survey which was conducted last March has 5,500 respondents from Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korean, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Part of the survey is a quiz about general nutrition, protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, caffeine, weight management, and breakfast.

"The results of the quiz and the survey show that there is a significant nutrition knowledge gap among Filipinos. We hope to close the gap to empower them with nutrition knowledge they need to make better nutrition choices," said Sridhar Rajagopalan, Senior Director, Sub-Region Head, and General Manager of Herbalife Nutrition Philippines.

The results however showed that Filipino consumers believe in the importance of balanced nutrition. It is among the top three nutrition advice that they were most interested in along with how to improve ailment/condition through nutrition and managing weight through nutrition.

"This is a good sign, so the next step is helping them achieve this," added Rajagopalan.

Most of the Filipino respondents though falsely believe that one needs sufficient calcium intake at any age to optimize peak bone mass for health.

Rajagopalan added that, "Our peak bone mass is dependent on calcium intake and reachers its peak by age 30. However, sufficient calcium intake throughout life can reduce the risk of osteoporosis."

Facts:

Fats provide body energy.
Fats helps the body absorb vitamins.

Fruits and Vitamin C supplements help boost immunity and resistance to infection.

Exercise helps the body rebuild muscles and increase lean muscles.
Protein powder is a healthy source of protein, like those found in natural foods.

"Protein powder can be as good as protein from natural foods if derived from high-quality sources. For instance, soy protein from soybreans is a complete protein, providing a full range of nine essential amino acids for the body's nutrition requirements," explained Rajagopalan.



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