I do not understand how to read these gauges. I searched for an answer but did not find anything. Is the red arrow supposed to be pointing to the middle of the green area for optimal ratios?
That's right - the green area of the gauges is highlighting the recommended ratios for the corresponding nutrients.
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Reading them isn't intuitive. The further clockwise the gauge, the higher the proportion of the left-hand item even though the pointer is going away from it.
I think the labels in the gauges are inverted
The gauges are meant to display the ratio of the two nutrients listed below each gauge.
For example, an omega 6: omega 3 ratio of 4:1 means that for every 4 grams of omega 6 there is 1 gram of omega 3.
You can look at the gauge above as the value of the first nutrient divided by the value of the second nutrient. Using the same example 4/1 = 4. This number is displayed at the bottom of the gauge. Increasing omega 3 will reduce this number, or if you are planning your food for the future, reducing omega 6 will also reduce the ratio.
Thanks for your feedback - it will help us find a way to present this information in a more digestible way in the future. In the meantime, I hope that helps!
It would be great if the oracle could give you tips on what to eat to balance the nutrient ratios