10KeyThings Carbohydrates guide


  • What are Carbohydrates?

Popularly known as Carbs, they are an important source of energy for the body. Glycemic Index helps classify carbohydrates based on their effect on blood sugar levels.

  • What are the Sources of Carbohydrates?

‘Brown rice, fruit, vegetables, oatmeal, beans, wheat and whole grain foods’ are good sources of carbohydrates.

  • How much Carbohydrates should I take?

It is suggested that carbohydrates should account for about 40-60 percent of one’s daily calorie intake. For example, if a person takes 2000 calories per day then he/she should consume 200 to 300 grams of carbohydrates per day.

  • What can happen if I Dont take Carbohydrates?

Lack of food that has carbohydrates leads to fatigue, weakness, slower healing of wounds; the immune system will suffer as a result. In order to compensate for low carbohydrates, the body will crave for more fat and cholesterol rich food increasing the chances of heart diseases.

You may also like to check on the following, in case, you are unknowingly missing a vital nutrient in your diet that can have significant impact on your kids or your health:

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