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Table 3 Micronutrient Sufficiency Comparisons - 100% Sufficiency for 21 Micronutrients

From: Prevalence of micronutrient deficiency in popular diet plans

MICRONUTRIENTS % Reference Daily Intake (RDI)   
  SB AFL DASH BL AVERAGE
VITAMIN A 688% 604% 503% 240% 509%
VITAMIN B1 141% 190% 270% 230% 208%
VITAMIN B2 188% 182% 365% 282% 254%
VITAMIN B3 203% 229% 332% 148% 228%
VITAMIN B5 92% 100% 167% 106% 116%
VITAMIN B6 187% 212% 411% 309% 280%
VITAMIN B7 *** 14% 14% 26% 17% 18%
VITAMIN B9 168% 199% 285% 250% 226%
VITAMIN B12 166% 248% 234% 260% 227%
VITAMIN C 598% 560% 459% 458% 519%
VITAMIN D *** 118% 124% 135% 87% 116%
VITAMIN E *** 45% 43% 102% 69% 65%
VITAMIN K 631% 284% 982% 434% 583%
CHOLINE 109% 122% 100% 100% 108%
CALCIUM 162% 115% 340% 242% 215%
CHROMIUM *** 15% 15% 20% 20% 18%
COPPER 102% 114% 232% 185% 158%
IRON 100% 144% 211% 191% 162%
IODINE *** 62% 65% 133% 27% 72%
POTASSIUM 115% 113% 216% 143% 147%
MAGNESIUM 110% 122% 316% 226% 194%
MANGANESE 151% 212% 803% 527% 423%
MOLYBDENUM *** 72% 148% 80% 133% 108%
SODIUM 194% 137% 205% 195% 183%
PHOSPHORUS 255% 239% 506% 336% 334%
SELENIUM 404% 243% 553% 370% 393%
ZINC 114% 173% 218% 159% 166%
Total Calories 2425 3175 5000 3300 3475
# of Deficient Micronutrients 0 0 0 0 0
Sufficiency Percentage 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
South Beach (SB), Atkins For Life (AFL), DASH diet (DASH), Best Life (BL)  
  1. *** Indicates Micronutrient has been Removed from Sufficiency Requirement