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Table 5 Food grouping used in factor analysis

From: A Lebanese dietary pattern promotes better diet quality among older adults: findings from a national cross-sectional study

Food group Food items
Alcohol Non-wine alcoholic beverages, beer, wine.
Bread whole All types of whole wheat bread.
Breakfast cereals Regular corn flakes.
Bulgur Parboiled crushed wheat.
Dairy Milk, yogurt, strained yogurt (labneh), cheese.
Dried fruits Raisins, prunes, apricots, dates.
Eggs All types of cooked eggs.
Fast food Chawarma sandwiches, falafel sandwiches, hamburger.
Fat Vegetable oil, butter, mayonnaise.
Fish All types of cooked fish.
Fried potato Potato fried, potato chips.
Fruit Deep yellow orange fruits, banana, apple, strawberry, citrus, grapes, fruit juices fresh.
Fruit juices bottled All types of sweetened processed fruit drinks.
Hot drinks Cocoa, Nescafe, tea, turkish coffee.
Legumes Lentils, beans, fava beans, chickpeas.
Meat Meat, ‘kebbe’, cured meat.
Nuts and seeds Salted roasted nuts and seeds.
Olives Pickled olives.
Pizza and pies Pizza, manaeesh.
Poultry All types of cooked chicken.
Refined grains Bread white, rice and rice products, cooked pasta.
Soda light All types of soft drinks with sugar substitute.
Soda regular All types of sweetened soft drinks.
Starchy vegetables Potato, corn, peas.
Sweets Arabic sweets, cakes, cookies, doughnuts, ice cream.
Vegetables Dark green yellow vegetables, tomato, zucchini, eggplant, cauliflower.