Carbohydrates

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Carbohydrate, Fat and Protein Lab (SP-14) My lab |Name: |Janine Lesniak | |Date: |February 20, 2014 | Macronutrients Answer the following questions using the printout of your Recommended versus Actual Intakes (MyDietAnalysis): Sources of Calories: Current recommendations for macronutrients are 45-65% of calories from carbohydrates, 20-35% calories from fat and 10-35% calories from protein. Compare your intakes with the recommendations. Use your 3 day average for the calculations below. 1. Average Average Average % Total…show more content…
Carbohydrates are our main energy source for the brain and central nervous system. 4. Did you consume the minimum amount of carbohydrates? Explain why or why not? No I did not because I normally don’t consume that many carbohydrates on a daily basis due to the fact that I’m trying to watch what I eat to keep a healthy lifestyle and maintain my body weight. 5. List 5 foods that you consumed that were a significant source of carbohydrates? Cheerios, whole wheat pasta, apples, a taco, and a quesadilla. 6. According to the My Plate recommendations ½ of all grains eaten should be whole grains. List 5 sources of whole grains: Whole wheat flour, bulgur, oatmeal, whole cornmeal, and brown rice. 7. Looking at your Recommended versus Actual Intakes, did you consume enough whole grains? No I significantly did not consume enough grains. 2 |Name: |Janine Lesniak | |Date: |February 20, 2014 | Fiber Answer the following questions using the printout of your Recommended versus Actual Intakes: 8. Referring to your printout, how much fiber did you consume on average per day? 21.34g of fiber. 9. Is this enough to meet your daily requirements? No, my recommendation was 31.42g. 10. List all foods that you consumed over the 3 days that were a good source of fiber (more than 3 grams per serving).
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