How many?

They provide about 4 kcal per gram and mainly perform an energy function since they supply glucose or the sugar used by the muscles and the brain.


LARN – Dietary Reference Values for the Italian population: CARBOHIDRATES AND DIETARY FIBRE

Source: IV Revisione dei Livelli di Assunzione di Riferimento di Nutrienti ed energia per la popolazione italiana (LARN), Società Italiana di Nutrizione Umana (SINU)

The IV revision of DRV of Nutrients and Energy for Italian population (LARN) is the document of the Italian Society of Human Nutrition (SINU) useful for nutritional research and dietary planning.