Dichotomous Value
Nutrient or food group (daily intake) 1 0
Saturated fatty acids (% of total energy) 0 – 10 > 10
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (% of total energy) 3 - 7 < 3 or > 7
Protein (% of total energy) 10 - 15 < 10 or > 15
Complex carbohydrates (% of total energy) 50 - 70 < 50 or > 70
Dietary fibre (g) 27 - 40 < 27 or > 40
Fruits and vegetables (g) > 400 < 400
Pulses, nuts, seeds (g) > 30 < 30
Monosaccharides and disaccharides (% of total energy) 0 – 10 > 10
Cholesterol (mg) 0 – 300 > 300
Abbreviations; g, grams; mg, milligrams (73)
Table 2: Criteria used for calculating HDI.
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