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Carbohydrate

Carbohydrate is the preferred source of energy used by the body for many functions, particularly brain activity.聽 Each gram of carbohydrate provides 4 calories.聽 So it’s important to eat enough carbohydrate to fuel your body.聽聽

The IOM (Institute of Medicine)聽recommends that 45% – 65% of your total calories should come from carbohydrate.聽 Fiber, a type of carbohydrate, is important for lowering blood cholesterol, keeping blood sugar steady, and promoting a healthy digestive tract, and avoiding constipation.聽 Include these good sources of both carbohydrate and fiber in your diet every day:聽 whole grains (breads, cereals, pasta), brown rice, quinoa, bulgar, vegetables, fruits, and legumes.

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