Ideal amount of carbs?

How many carbs should I have in my diet?

About or a little less than 50 percent of total calories should come from carbohydrate. Aim for balanced meals. I like the healthy plate method in which one-half of the plate is non-starchy veggies, one-quarter is starch and the other quarter is protein. Fruit and low fat/nonfat dairy are outside the plate. This is a good balance of the food groups.

It’s important to note that for diabetics it’s essential to monitor carbohydrate intake. The healthy plate is good for diabetics as well. No one with diabetes should eat carbohydrate by itself unless they are experiencing a low blood sugar episode. Pair carb with protein.

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