Compare And Contrast The Contribution Of Carbohydrates
1. 57% of my total caloric intake of 1,239 calories came from carbohydrates.
2. The Food and Nutrition Board recommends adults should get between 45-65% of their total caloric intake from carbohydrates.
3. Yes. As 57% of my total caloric intake of 1,239 calories came from carbohydrates and falls well within the recommended range which is anywhere between 45-65% of your total caloric intake should come from carbohydrates as suggested by the Food and Nutrition Board.
Carbohydrate consumption in grams (absolute intake)
4. The RDA for carbohydrate intake for adults is set at 130 grams per day.
a.) The RDA recommendation for carbohydrate intake for adults is 130 grams per day which is based on the minimum amount required to supply adequate energy to our brain whose preferred source of energy is glucose, as glucose can cross the blood-brain barrier easily and also the only source of energy for our red blood cells since they lack a mitochondria and can only perform anaerobic glycolysis and derive ATP and in …show more content…
It is the minimum amount of carbohydrates you should be consuming in your diet in order; to keep your brain functioning as glucose is the only preferred source of energy utilized by the Central Nervous System and Red Blood Cells. The NCP-O recommendation for carbohydrates is based on the Food and Nutrition Board range of 45-65% of your total caloric intake should come from carbohydrates. The NCP-O recommends my ideal caloric intake should be 1,800 calories tailored based on my height, weight, sex and activity levels designed for weight maintenance and suggests my carbohydrate intake should be 254.91grams per day based on the 45-65% of total calories from carbohydrates. On the other hand, the RDA is not tailored to individuals, but to a population as a