A new survey shows that as many as 99 percent of Taiwanese are suffering from a lack of essential vitamins and minerals.

Health officials say that while about 72 percent of the respondents believed they had a nutritionally adequate diet … only 1 in a 100 have diets that meet government recommendations.

According to survey results only 12 percent eat enough fruits and only 21 percent eat enough vegetables per week.

Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare advises people to eat two to four servings of fruits, three to five servings of vegetables, 1.5 to four servings of grains, three to eight servings of protein foods, 1.5 to two cups of dairy products, and three to seven teaspoons of oils and one serving of nuts.


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