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Table 1 Micronutrient Sufficiency Comparisons for Recommended Daily Menus

From: Prevalence of micronutrient deficiency in popular diet plans

MICRONUTRIENTS % Reference Daily Intake (RDI)   
  SB AFL DASH BL AVERAGE
VITAMIN A 332% 342% 243% 132% 262%
VITAMIN B1 66% 108% 120% 123% 104%
VITAMIN B2 94% 103% 161% 154% 128%
VITAMIN B3 94% 130% 145% 79% 112%
VITAMIN B5 45% 57% 72% 58% 58%
VITAMIN B6 90% 121% 174% 163% 137%
VITAMIN B7 7% 8% 12% 90% 29%
VITAMIN B9 83% 113% 131% 136% 116%
VITAMIN B12 80% 140% 95% 138% 113%
VITAMIN C 289% 318% 186% 259% 263%
VITAMIN D 51% 70% 58% 47% 57%
VITAMIN E 23% 24% 52% 38% 34%
VITAMIN K 288% 160% 437% 247% 283%
CHOLINE 56% 68% 46% 55% 56%
CALCIUM 81% 65% 148% 133% 107%
CHROMIUM 7% 8% 8% 11% 9%
COPPER 52% 65% 109% 98% 81%
IRON 51% 81% 97% 102% 83%
IODINE 32% 36% 50% 16% 34%
POTASSIUM 57% 64% 94% 77% 73%
MAGNESIUM 55% 69% 142% 120% 97%
MANGANESE 76% 119% 370% 281% 212%
MOLYBDENUM 37% 85% 35% 740% 224%
SODIUM 101% 77% 95% 107% 95%
PHOSPHORUS 127% 135% 223% 180% 166%
SELENIUM 202% 137% 223% 201% 191%
ZINC 57% 98% 95% 85% 84%
Total Calories 1197 1786 2217 1793 1748
# of Deficient Micronutrients 21 15 13 12 15
Sufficiency Percentage 22.22% 44.44% 51.85% 56.56% 43.52%
  1. South Beach (SB), Atkins For Life (AFL), DASH diet (DASH), Best Life (BL)