Saccharides are natural, but not everyone understands them. I have put together a series on them for you. Today -> a series on saccharides part I.
A Series on Saccharides Part I
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The term “saccharide” is not some chemical or additive you’ll find on a food label. As a matter of fact, a saccharide is simply another term for carbohydrate.
Saccharides are broken down into four groups
- monosaccharides – the simplest form of sugar. They are a carbohydrate that cannot be broken down into any other carbohydrates. They include glucose (dextrose), fructose (levulose), galactose, xylose, and ribose.
- disaccharides – common disaccharides include lactose, sucrose, and maltose.
- oligosaccharides Fructans and galactans are examples, as they are the most common.
- polysaccharides Polysaccharides are long carbohydrates chains.
After I was diagnosed with Colitis, I started out on a journey of healing my gut with food and lifestyle vs. drugs and medication.
I have healed in a huge way, in ways that I never thought would be possible. But for as pure and clean as I eat, the fact that my gut can still easily be triggered to flare began to blow my mind. My tipping point was about a week ago, after an episode with Brussels sprouts.
It hit me almost immediately what was going on. Upon further research, my assumptions were validated. I didn’t write about this last week because I wanted to take the time to experiment with it; meditate on it.
I’m ready to share what I have learned, with the hopes that it might help one of you.
This week I’m dedicating my blog to saccharides.
If you have IBS or IBD, you’ll want to pay attention.
For better or for worse, I can guarantee you that saccharides affect all the gutsy girls in one way or another.
Monosaccharides will lead the way tomorrow.
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You will heal. I will help.