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
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
and Possibly :
Some forms of glaucoma