What is Carbohydrates?
Carbohydrates are one of the 3 macronutrients alongside Protein & Fat. They are essential and needed for energy. We need carbohydrates for everything from using our brains for thinking to running and exercising.
Did you know the brain needs 140g of carbohydrates everyday to function?
Carbohydrates have 4 calories per gram (the same as protein).
Despite carbohydrates receiving bad press over the years they are vital and needed everyday. They should not be removed from the diet. (This goes across the board – never cut out a food group unless you are allergic. Cutting out food groups is dangerous and can lead to ill health).
It is recommended that 45-65% of your total daily calories should come from carbohydrates. Not eating enough carbohydrates will leave you feeling tired, sluggish, moody and with possible nutrient deficiencies.