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How many calories are in carbohydrates?

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How many calories are in carbohydrates?

The diet of any person includes proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Any of these components has its caloric content. Next, consider in detail how many calories are contained in carbohydrates.

1 gram of carbohydrates contains 4 kcal, 100 grams - 400 kcal, respectively. Nutritionists recommend eating 370 g of carbohydrates per day - in this case, the body will have enough energy and a person will not gain extra pounds. However, it is necessary to take into account what kind of carbohydrates in question. So, carbohydrates are divided into simple and complex. Calories in them the same amount, but they are consumed by the body in different ways.

It is not recommended to use simple carbohydrates, because they tend to quickly break down and almost instantly absorbed into the blood. As a result, a person feels a surge of strength, he has energy. If the body does not spend it, then it will be deposited in adipose tissue.

With complex carbohydrates, the situation is different: the process of their splitting is quite long, so the body enters the energy gradually, during the day.As a result, the person does not feel sudden fatigue or dizziness. For this reason, you should abandon the use of their simple brethren or reduce their quantity in the diet to a minimum.

Simple carbohydrates include sugars, they are contained in sweet foods: baking, honey, berries, fruits. Complex carbohydrates are starch, fiber, many of them in bread, flour, cereals, cereals, vegetables and fruits, legumes. That they need to be included in your diet, then you can maintain your weight in optimum condition.


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