What is carbohydrate?

Carbohydrates are those that are digested and absorbed (sugar) and those that are not (dietary fiber). Carbohydrates are mainly energy to move the brain and body. Since it burns faster than lipids that become energy in the same way, it becomes energy as soon as it is absorbed by the body.

Carbohydrates are included not only in sweet things such as sugar and fruits, but also as rice, bread, noodles, potatoes, etc. as starch.

Illustration of sugar Illustration of fruit Illustration of rice Illustration of bread Illustrations of potatoes

Types of carbohydrates

Digestion and absorption of carbohydrates

How much should I take?

According to the Japanese dietary intake standard (external link: Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare), if you are 18 years of age or older, set the target value of the ratio of carbohydrates taken from the day to 50% It is 65%. The amount of energy required per day varies from person to person.


If it is not enough

There is a possibility that energy becomes short and it tires easily.
Since it is an energy source of the brain, there is a possibility that the work of the head is blurred.
Too much

Extra carbohydrates are stored as body fat, so there is a possibility of getting fat.