How Much Energy Does 10 Grams Of Carbohydrate Provide?


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Connor Sephton Profile
Connor Sephton answered
Ten grams of carbohydrate will provide about 40 calories worth of energy. To put things into perspective, a typical diet is usually composed of about 2000 to 2500 calories per day, and a low calorie diet is usually about 1500 calories. Therefore, 40 calories will be less than the caloric content of one small apple, which usually contains about one hundred calories. 

  • Low-carb diet?

Today, many people are on low-carbohydrate diets, such as the Atkins Diet, which require them to carefully tally exactly how many carbs they are ingesting per day. High-carbohydrate diets have been linked with weight gain. Usually, people will consume carbohydrates in the form of wheat flours, white (processed) flours, corn flours (tortillas, corn chips), and potatoes (potato chips, mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, and boiled potatoes)

  • Learning about nutrition

To decide how to distribute carbs and calories in your personal diet, talk to your doctor, who may have some recommendations for you that are based on your own family medical history and previous health issues. You may also want to consider seeing a qualified nutritionist, who can create healthy meal plans for a range of purposes, from athletic training to weight loss to pregnancy. Understanding your own body is very important - for example, if you find that wheat makes you feel puffy or sluggish, you may have an allergy or intolerance - some people basically cut out most carbs if they have celiac disease or wheat intolerance, because these gluten-based carbs make them feel ill. If you need help figuring out which foods don't agree with you, a scratch test at an allergist's office may shed some light.

There are thousands of great books on nutrition available, but there are also some questionable tomes, written by laymen (or women) who really aren't qualified in a medical sense. If you read many diet and nutrition books, be sure to look for those that are written by medical doctors.
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John Munos answered

All diets work in the same way. If they restrict calories to a point where you are burning more than you eat, you will lose weight. If the diet does this than it will work, if not you will fail. Whether or not a diet is healthy is separate from whether or not it will work. If you severely restrict calories to under 1200 per day, you will lose weight but going this route is very unhealthy so be careful when reading about these diets. Also beware of diets that limit you to one food. Even if you are taking in a good amount of calories, you won't be able to get all the vitamins, nutrients, fat, carbohydrates or protein from just one type of food. I suggest you Atkins diet foods through this you get more results about what can you eat on the Atkins diet .

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