Carbs, Fats & Proteins: How Much Do I Need?

carbohydrates(BlackDoctor.org) — Based on years of research that examined the relationship between nutrient intake and disease prevention, generally-accepted ranges have been established for carbohydrates, fat and protein intake.

These healthy ranges also help to ensure that a person is getting a sufficient intake of other essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. The recommendations are:

• 45% to 65% of calories eaten should come from carbs.
• 20% to 35% of calories eaten should come from fat.
• 10% to 35% of calories eaten should come from protein.