Monday, May 4, 2009

Enzymes: Essential to Healthy Digestion

Enzymes are in every living cell. They are chemical substances throughout the digestive tract which break up food and help it absorb into the blood.  Enzymes promote a healthy digestive system which slows the aging process and stimulates energy.  Enzymes are essential nutrients, yet they are removed from our food supply in order to create a long shelf life for processed food (prepared) products. 

Many health problem occur when enzymes (essential nutrients) are withheld either due to poor quality of food or poor digestion. Some foods digest differently throughout the digestive tract. Proper food combining works with the enzyme-matching process.  Too often, quality fresh foods are consumed, only to rot in the system due to the fact that health-giving enzymes are destroyed due to overcooking, eating too many varieties together and combining foods that have competitive digestive needs, such as fruits and vegetables.

Possible Deficiency Signs:
• Digestive problems
• Lack of energy
• Flatulence, stomach bloating
• Toxic conditions

Foods High in Enzymes:
• Fresh raw foods*
• Sprouted grains and seeds
• Papaya
• Pineapple

Clinical Uses of Enzymes:
• Digestive Disorders

* - Raw foods are considered those which are completely uncooked, or cooked at a temperature of less than 118 degrees fahrenheit.


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