A lot of our legal foods contain di- and poly- saccharides. Squash and nuts, for example, contain starches. But there are some things which have been shown to be tolerated; and other things which are sometimes legal and sometimes not. Pectin, for example, which is present in foods like apples but not okay to consume in concentrated forms.
I understand your confusion, but if you try to analyze everything you will only make yourself crazy. The SCD, as someone once put it, is "evidence-based." It's been shown to work as it is. If you find you have trouble with a legal food, you may just have an individual sensitivity or you're just not ready for it. That's not at all uncommon.From the LI listserve
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