Carbs, Nutrition, Calories
Carbs and Grains - Calories
Carbs and Grains - Calories & Nutrition
This food group contains pasta, rice and noodles and is full of starchy carbohydrates - your body's main source of energy.
Apart from potatoes, all the foods listed in this group began life as a grain, such as wheat, rye, corn, rice or barley. Potatoes and grains are very healthy and filling, however, you can be even healthier if you choose unrefined versions of these foods over refined versions.
Unrefined carbohydrates are relatively low in calories and make ideal foods for dieters or anyone wishing to lose weight. Unrefined carbs still contain the whole grain, including the bran and the germ, so they're higher in fiber and will keep you feeling fuller for longer - great if you're trying to lose weight and hate feeling hungry. Examples include wholegrain rice, wholemeal bread, porridge oats, and wholewheat pasta.
For Optimum Nutrition and Calorie Control Eat 45-50 Percent Calories from Carbs
Most mainstream nutritionists recommend that the bread, cereals and potatoes group makes up the bulk of your diet - roughly 45-50 percent. They also suggest that your dietary intake includes 18g of fiber every day.
An easy way to do this is to make sure that a food from this group forms the basis of every meal - and opt for fiber-rich unrefined carbohydrates.
If you decide to increase the amount of fiber you eat, try to drink more water too. Your body doesn't digest fiber, so you need the extra water to help it flow through your digestive system with ease.
Carbs and Glycemic Index (GI)
The Glycemic Index is becoming a new method of classifying carb-rich foods according to their speed of digestion and the resulting effect on blood glucose. Although Glycemic Load is important (that's the amount of carbs in a particular food), low GI foods are preferable to high GI foods. For more about the Glycemic Index and carbs, see Glycemic Index
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Dietary Calories In Types of Foods
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