What is the Daily Carbohydrate Requirement?

  How many grams of carbs do you really need?   The simple answer is zero. There are essential fatty acids. This includes alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3 fatty acids) and linoleic acid (omega-6 fatty acids). There are essential amino acids. Examples are phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine. There are no essential carbohydrates.