Carbohydrates, fat and protein are the basic building blocks of the foods we eat. Carbohydrates come in many forms. Sugars and starches are forms of carbohydrates. Examples of foods that are high in carbohydrates include breads, pasta and cereal.
Counting carbs is important to those on high-protein, low carb diets. The basic premise of these diets is that we eat too many carbs and that we should eat high protein foods instead.
Some research suggests that people with diabetes have a strong incentive to count carbs: when combined with exercise, a low carb diet might promote weight loss and reduce cardiovascular risk factors associated with diabetes.
With carbohydrate information on many foods, Diabetes-Support.com’s Carb Counter has the information you need.
Note: Carb amounts listed here in are only an average. Amounts will vary with product brand and individual recipes. Always check carb content with the food label.
Note: We don’t show Net Carbs – for information about this see article
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Data sourced from the USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference
- Candies, Sweeteners & Toppings
- Canned Products
- Condiments & Seasonings
- Conversion Table to use for Counting Carbohydrates
- Cooking Ingredients used in Diabetic Recipes
- Prepared Foods
- Prepared Restaurant Meals – Chili’s, Denny’s & Marie Callender’s
- Preserves and Spreads
- Protein Bar, Energy Bars and Diet Bars