Few countries set reference values for carbohydrates for children. Young infants, particularly those born preterm, have a limited capacity for glucose synthesis and require approximately 40% of their energy from simple sugars in order to maintain adequate blood glucose levels. Breast milk and infant formulas normally contain approximately 7g carbohydrate per 100 ml. For older children there is no reason to believe that requirements for carbohydrates are different from those for adults. Where recommendations for total carbohydrates and for simple or nonmilk extrinsic sugars are set, they are usually the same as those for adults.

Good Carb Diet

Good Carb Diet

WHAT IT IS A three-phase plan that has been likened to the low-carbohydrate Atkins program because during the first two weeks, South Beach eliminates most carbs, including bread, pasta, potatoes, fruit and most dairy products. In PHASE 2, healthy carbs, including most fruits, whole grains and dairy products are gradually reintroduced, but processed carbs such as bagels, cookies, cornflakes, regular pasta and rice cakes remain on the list of foods to avoid or eat rarely.

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