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NEWSLETTER 8 : Saccharides (Older definition: Carbohydrates) (Updated July 2010)

SUMMARY

In biochemistry, sugars and carbohydrates are now termed "Saccharides".

Everyone knows that saccharides constitute the bulk of our diet and that saccharides of the diet are our mean source of energy.

What is less known is that our refined modern diet contains two, or maximum three different saccharides, while our body needs eight forms of saccharides to assume several functions.

Saccharides are essential in maintaining the cohesion of our cells and organs. Saccharides like mannose, galactosamine and glucosamine are essential to the molecules that assume the exchange of information between cells.

In perfect health condition, we are able to use the saccharides from our diet to produce the others, switching from one saccharide to another.

Defect in this switching process results in altered health conditions.

Among them :

All forms of arthritis
Auto-immune diseases (Juvenile onset diabetes is an autoimmune disease)

and Possibly :

Bowel inflammation
Venous diseases
Some forms of glaucoma
Psoriasis

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Supplementing the missing saccharides prevents health deterioration and helps restore health.

Food recommended for this purpose contain :

Galactose
Mannose
Pectin (Do you know that most fruits contain 0.5 to 1 gram of pectin per 100 gram edible part?)
Xylose

Products recommended for this purpose contain :

Glucosamine
Mannose
Chondroitine

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Would you like to know more about saccharides than many forward-thinking professionals in nutrition medicine?

Read the two following chapters :

Chapter one : Saccharides
Chapter two : Saccharides in Our Biochemistry

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