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Table 2—

Matching nutrients from foods for a 2,500-kcal diet: average of 4 days

NutrientsPlantAnimal
Protein [g (% kcal)] 107 (17) 106 (17) 
 Animal (g) 64 
 Plant (g) 107 43 
Carbohydrate [g (% kcal)] 331 (53) 332 (53) 
 Sugars (g) 108 120 
 Starches (g) 172 163 
 Dietary fiber (g) 39 39 
  Soluble (g) 13 12 
  Insoluble (g) 26 26 
Fat [g (% kcal)] 83 (30) 84 (30) 
 SFA [g (% kcal)] 21 (7.6) 21 (7.6) 
 MUFA [g (% kcal)] 31 (11.2) 31 (11.2) 
 PUFA [g (% kcal)] 26 (9.4) 25 (9) 
 Cholesterol (mg) 300* 312 
Calcium (mg) 935 820 
Sodium (mg) 1,638 1,599 
NutrientsPlantAnimal
Protein [g (% kcal)] 107 (17) 106 (17) 
 Animal (g) 64 
 Plant (g) 107 43 
Carbohydrate [g (% kcal)] 331 (53) 332 (53) 
 Sugars (g) 108 120 
 Starches (g) 172 163 
 Dietary fiber (g) 39 39 
  Soluble (g) 13 12 
  Insoluble (g) 26 26 
Fat [g (% kcal)] 83 (30) 84 (30) 
 SFA [g (% kcal)] 21 (7.6) 21 (7.6) 
 MUFA [g (% kcal)] 31 (11.2) 31 (11.2) 
 PUFA [g (% kcal)] 26 (9.4) 25 (9) 
 Cholesterol (mg) 300* 312 
Calcium (mg) 935 820 
Sodium (mg) 1,638 1,599 
*

Cholesterol powder;

calcium tablets and salt packets were provided to meet goals of >1,000 and <2,400 mg, respectively. MUFA, monounsaturated fatty acid; PUFA, polyunsaturated fatty acid; SFA, saturated fatty acid.

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