Carb Calculator: Get Your Daily Carbohydrate Needs


Carbohydrate Calculator

The Carb Calculator estimates the percentage of carbohydrates a person should consume each day. Carbohydrates are a macronutrient found in many common foods. Plant based foods such as grains and pulses (daals and legumes) are rich in carbohydrates. Carbohydrate in its simplest form is sugar or glucose while in its complex form it is found as starch.

Carbohydrates, proteins and fats are the three primary macronutrients, our body needs to get energy. Carbohydrates are the main source of energy in our daily food intake. To provide energy to our body they are broken down or converted into glucose. They can also be stored as energy in the form of glycogen, or converted to fat (which can also be used as a source of energy).Carbohydrates are one of the main nutrients found in food and drinks. 

Carbohydrates have numerous health benefits and have an important role in our diets. These include providing energy, protecting against diseases and weight control. The body uses carbohydrates as its main fuel. Sugar and starches are broken down and converted into simple sugars during the digestion process and absorbed in the blood streams. Some of this is used as fuel for activity and excess is converted to fat. Natural fiber from whole grain, pulses, fruits and vegetables helps to keep your immune system working well and also protect you against many diseases like diabetes, digestive disorders, high cholesterol, heart disease, obesity and cancer.