Fuel vs. Structural Sugars

What is the difference between Fuel vs. Structural Sugars?

 

Fuel sugars like sucrose and starches form carbohydrates get broken down for energy. However, did you know that there are other sugars in our food that are used to build the outside cellular structure?

 

These sugars are called glycans and they are responsible for your cells being able to communicate with one another. How important is cellular communication? When the cells communicate well, the body is able to send and receive the right signals, that help the body function properly. When the body does not communicate well these signals can be misunderstood and this can lead to many biological problems and imbalances.

 

In order to really understand food and its impact on our system, Health and Wellness Coaches need to understand what the new sciences are telling us about how our cells should function.

 

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