Posted on August 27, 2009
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24 responses to “‘Sweet’ Pakistanis are Feeling ‘Bitter’”

  1. Riaz Haq says:

    In addition to relatively large sugar per capita consumption, Pakistanis also consume significantly higher amounts of 2 to 3 times more wheat, meat, poultry and milk products than other South Asian nations, getting more protein and almost half their daily, per capita calorie intake from non-food-grain sources.

    While the average per capita calorie intake of about 2500 calories is within normal range, nutritional balance necessary for good health appears to be lacking in Pakistanis’ dietary habits. One way to alleviate the sugar crisis in Pakistan is to reduce sugar consumption and substitute it with greater intake of fruits and vegetables, which is a paltry 100 grams a day versus 300 grams a day in US, EU and Australia. There is an urgent need for better health and nutritional education through strong public-private partnership to promote healthier eating in Pakistan. ugar-crisis.html

  2. Owais Mughal says:

    Hammd, you point is noted. you are right, sugar is cheap energy boost.

  3. Hammad Malik says:

    Did you take a moment out to ponder why do we consume so much sugar Sugar is the cheapest source of instant energy boost for hundreds of millions of Pakistani’s who do the hard labour. Just go to any construction site and you will see a chai wala dhaba right next to it. Next time a labour comes to your place for a chore, ask him what he needs, he will tell you tea with 3-4 rich tea spoons of sugar, and these cups of tea taken after inervals give ’em the energy needed.

  4. Owais Mughal says:

    Umar, this alif-noon clip was great. made me smile :) thanks for sharing