How many grams of carbs are recommended per day?
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Carbohydrates are complex molecules that are very important in our diets. Carbohydrates provide energy and fuel for most of our body functions. They also act as a source of taste and sweetness for some foods.
A daily carbohydrate intake is recommended to be no more than 50 grams. According to the International Diabetes Federation, the average daily intake is 60 grams per day for adults and 70 grams per day for children up to 12 years old. The U.S Department of Agriculture recommends a balanced diet that contains between 100 and 130 grams carbohydrates per day, with 75 grams being preferable (600 calories).
The number of grams of carbohydrates that we should take in a day has been evolving over the years, though, and it is now at around 35g. We should keep in mind that our bodies are highly sensitive to sugar and our metabolism is designed to burn food for energy. So, if too many carbohydrates are taken in on a daily basis, we can get into trouble.