Carbs

Carbs (also known as carbohydrates) is one of the top main sources of energy for your body.  This macronutrient is split up in three main categories that are always consumed in our body when we eat daily which are fiber, starches and sugars.

Carbs are mainly found in the foods we eat but some may also take it as a pill or supplement to help them for other proper functions towards their body. When you consume carbs, many benefits are applied such as maintaining healthy weight, aids in digestion and keeps cholesterol levels in order.

Let’s take a look at more benefits that are provided when you add carbs to your daily diet below:

 

1. Carbs maintain healthy weight

 

2. Promotes Weight Loss

 

3. Aids in Digestion

 

4. Keeps Cholesterol Levels in Order

 

5. Provides energy to your brain, heart, muscles, central nervous system and kidneys

 

6. Helps Boost Your Mood and Memory




 

7. Reduces Cancer Risk

 

8. Aids in Better Sleep

 

9. Good for Athletic or Physical Performance

 

10. Gives you more energy

 

11. Provides Muscle Mass

 

12. Helps Improves Lifespan

 

 

Here are the recommended intakes of Carbs

For Weight Gain – Adults – 225 to 325 grams of carbs a day if you follow a 2,000-calorie diet

For Weight Loss  – Adults – 50 to 150 grams of carbs

Pregnant women – 175 grams of carbs daily

Breastfeeding women – 210 grams or carbs daily

 

Carbs

Carbs can be found in many food products. Here is a list of foods and products that contains Carbs below:

Apples

Bananas

Strawberries

Pears

Mangoes

Kiwifruit

Melons

Kidney Beans

Black Beans

Pinto Beans

Navy Beans

Peas

Legumes

Lentils

Almonds

Walnuts

Hazelnuts

Peanuts

Macadamia Nuts

Chia Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds

Oats

Oatmeal

Whole-Grain Pasta

Whole-Grain Breakfast Cereal

Quino

Brown Rice

Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Yams

Carrots

Low-Fat Milk

Plain Yogurt

Soy Yogurt

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Mushrooms

Spinach

Cabbage

Leafy Greens

References:

https://www.reidhealth.org/carbohydrates-101-the-benefits-of-carbohydrates/

https://www.naturalfoodseries.com/13-benefits-carbohydrates-foods/

 

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