To calculate the Heart Health Score for a product, dish, or meal, enter the total saturated fat and sodium. The result will be a Score from 0 to 100.
A score of 80 or above is generally a heart-healthy meal. We advise eating meals with scores in the 60s and 70s only occasionally, and completely avoiding any meal with a score below 60.
Consult your doctor for specific medical advice on acceptable saturated fat and sodium levels for your diet!
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About the Heart Health Score
Cardiologists agree that some of the most harmful dietary factors include saturated fats, trans fats, and sodium. A perfect “heart health index” would take all of these factors into account.
However, very few meal kit companies or restaurants provide information on trans fats. Also, there is not yet an accepted daily allowance for trans fats.
Therefore, our Heart Health Score is based on saturated fats and sodium. For each meal, we compute the percentage of the accepted Daily Value (DV) for both saturated fats and sodium, and add these values. We believe the combination of these two values is a good indication of the supplier’s commitment to hearth health.
The Heart Health Score formula is:
(200 – ((SatFat/20 + Sodium/2300) * 100)) / 2
This yields a value from 0 to 100. A score of 100 is perfect; it indicates no saturated fat and no sodium.