On Nutrition Facts Food Label, the grams of dietary fiber are incorporated into the total carbohydrate number. But since fiber is a kind of starch that your body can’t process, it doesn’t influence your glucose levels. You ought to subtract the grams of fiber from the total carbohydrate.
Best advice about fiber:
Some Nutrition Facts labels may also list sugar alcohols under total carbohydrate. Sugar alcohols may be found in items marked as “sugar-free” or “no sugar included.” This includes energy bars, chocolate, and sugar-free candies. Don’t be tricked – sugar alcohols are still a type of carbohydrate, and they still influence… Read more...
About 45 to 65 percent of your calories should come from carbohydrates. This equates to about 900 to 1,300 calories from carbohydrates or about 225 to 325 grams of carbohydrates each day if you normally consume around 2,000 calories.
Carbohydrates provide 4 calories per gram and are the primary source of calories in most of us. Most of these carb calories should… Read more...
Sugar: Check the Nutrition Facts label to determine the amount of sugar per serving. The amount listed includes sugars that are naturally present in foods (such as fructose in fruit or lactose in milk) and sugars added to the food during processing or preparation.
Look at the % DV column—5% DV or less is low in sugar, and 20% DV or more is high. … Read more...
Carbohydrates are an essential part of a healthy diet, and they also provide many important nutrients. Still, not all carbs are created equal. Guidelines suggest using fiber rich carbohydrates and avoid added sugars.
Carbohydrates are the major source of energy to the body. An enzyme called amylase breaks down carbohydrates into glucose (blood sugar), which is then used for energy in the body.
There are two main types of carbohydrates: simple and complex on the basis of sugar molecules in their chemical structure.
Types of Carbohydrates
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Have you ever put oatmeal in your smoothies? I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical at first, but once I tried it, it was love at first sip. It’s a great way to get some bulk in your smoothie when you don’t have protein powder on hand. Here is a healthy source of protein.
Blueberry Oats Smoothies