Carbohydrates

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Carbohydrates are the body’s primary energy source. Complex carbohydrates found in vegetables, grains and starchy vegetables (potatoes, peas and corn). Simple carbohydrates, also called sugar are found mainly in fruits and milk, and foods that contain sugar, such as candy and other sweets.

Recommendations:
45% to 65% of daily calories, at least 130 grams per day should come from carbohydrates. Choose complex carbohydrates from whole grains, beans and fruits rich in nutrients and milk. Limit sugars from candy and other sweets.

 

 

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