# Is there a video or an explanation somewhere regarding the nutrient balance charts?

I’m in the green zone on some but the white zone on others. It would be helpful to know how these are calculated so I can work on the ones out of balance.

## Best Answer

Hello Jb39,

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 10:1 means that for every 10 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 10/1 = 10. 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.

These nutrients interact with one another, so keeping your intake in the green zone of the nutrient balance gauge will optimize the amount of each nutrient you can use.

Omega 6:Omega 3

Zinc:Copper

Potassium:Sodium

Calcium:MagnesiumLearn more about these nutrient ratios on our blog:

https://cronometer.com/blog/cronometers-nutrient-ratios-calcium-magnesium/

https://cronometer.com/blog/nutrient-ratios-zinccopper/

https://cronometer.com/blog/understanding-cronometers-nutrient-ratios/

Learn more about the PRAL Alkalinity index here: https://cronometer.com/blog/alkaline-diet/

Best,

Karen Stark

cronometer.com

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Thank you! That really helps!

I'm unclear as to what the dials mean. Here's a photo of mine at this moment. Do I need to eat more of everything on the right-hand side of the dials?!

as with noted, above, I'm unclear as to what the dials actually

. My photo would look the same, and a question would be: Why is the ratio presented as the result of dividing the left by the right? (For instance, Omega 6-3 is 8.22. I don't know how to interpret that, or to operate on it to yield the correct answer, or to even know how to check it to see if it's the correct answer).meanCan you please have someone just change that number to the actual ratio? I truly need to know whether to ADD something or TAKE IT AWAY at a glance, if at all possible. No time for math or chart games, unfortunately. I'm not that smart, and i'm usually running too late to have time, so it's a frustration and an oh! bother! every single time i need that information.

surprising since everything else is so spot-on!