Kate's Cuisine

Jun 12 2009

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates, also called carbs and sugars, have gotten a really bad name in the press. Those who are trying to maintain a slim weight, or lose weight, are often known to swear off carbs completely. But these breads, rices, and starches aren’t all bad.

Both males and females over the age of 19 should get about 130g/day of carbohydrates. They are the main energy source of the body and because the body stores it as glycogen, carbs also provide an energy reserve.

You can find carbohydrates in just about anything you eat which is why swearing them off completely is difficult. Breads and other starchy foods are usually to blame for sources of carbs but carbohydrates are also found in all plants, such as fruits and vegetables.

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