Are Carbs Essential?

All week we’ve been looking into the role carbohydrates play in our diet, and why we like weight-loss clients to establish a carbohydrate intake of 100-150 g/day, with the bulk of that energy coming from vegetables, berries, beans and fruit.

Yesterday, we saw that, on average, Canadians consume ~300 g/carbohydrate per day. Unfortunately, the bulk of that carbohydrate energy is not coming from vegetables, fruits or berries (which would dramatically improve health), but rather from heavily refined starches and grains.


Some of this intake level can be linked back to the fact that for the past 50 years, we’ve been told that you “need” carbohydrates for energy, but how valid is that assertion?

Today, we’d like to expand on that idea in an article written a few years back: Daily Carbohydrate Requirements: Are Carbohydrates Essential

Give it a read and let us know what you think.