What’s the Fuss About Enzymes?

Enzymes are all complex molecules, that play a role in every chemical reaction that occurs in your body.  Digestive and Metabolic are the two majors categories of enzymes.  The Metabolic enzymes fuel you body functions.  Digestive enzymes breakdown large food molecules into small enough , more easily useable components.  Food starts with the enzymes needed to aid the digestive process so that your body doesn’t need to do as much work.  But when we refine, heat or microwave food, too many of the enzymes are destroyed.   

   Our digestive system’s job is to extract and absorb the essential nutrients contained in our food.  But, eating cooked foods means that  our body needs to get enzymes from the liver and pancreas to support our digestion and eventually this can contribute to a weakened immune response and it can slow down our metabolism.

    Enzyme-deficient food sits in the upper part of your stomach putrefying rather than predigesting . That’s what the enzymes are designed to do. When that happens your white blood cell count will increase because your immune system responds to your undigested food as a foreign substance.  On top of that , we put more strain on ourselves to provide extra digestive enzymes instead of making metabolic enzymes for cellular activity.  If stomach acids don’t complete their work before the food moves into the small intestine, it’s possible for food particles to enter your blood system undigested!

    This rotten material can adhere to the intestinal walls , harming your ability to absorb necessary nutrients and interfering with the ejection of toxins through the intestinal wall.  In this environment, bacteria and viruses can thrive and easily multiply out of control and make you susceptible to infection, fatigue, and degenerative disease.

Very few of us will ever live on a raw food diet and are therefore living on enzyme deficient food, but you can supplement with digestive enzymes like Protease ( for proteins), Lipase ( for fats) or Amylase (for carbohydrates) from RGarden.

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