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World J Cardiol. Feb 26, 2014; 6(2): 38-66
Published online Feb 26, 2014. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v6.i2.38
Table 1 Dietary intake of nutrients involved in vascular biology: Comparing and contrasting the diet of paleolithic and contemporary humans
Nutrients and dietary characteristicsPaleolithic intakeModern intake
Sodium< 50 mmol/d (1.2 g)175 mmol/d (4 g)
Potassium> 10000 meq/d (256 g)150 meq/d (6 g)
Sodium/potassium ratio< 0.13/d> 0.67/d
Protein37%20%
Carbohydrate41%40%-50%
Fat22%30%-40%
Polyunsaturated/saturated Fat ratio1.40.4
Fiber> 100 g/d9 g/d

Citation: Houston M. The role of nutrition and nutraceutical supplements in the treatment of hypertension. World J Cardiol 2014; 6(2): 38-66