Enzymes are the spark of life - they are the catalysts for every process in the body. They enable your body to digest, assimilate and eliminate food and they are implicated in every process that the body performs. Every action, movement and process of the body - right down to the cellular level - requires enzymes.
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An Enzyme is a protein molecule that catalyzes chemical reactions of other substances without itself being destroyed or altered upon completion of the reactions.
There are three classes of enzymes:
- Metabolic Enzymes - these work in the blood, tissues and organs.
- Food Enzymes - obtained from raw foods.
- Digestive Enzymes - secreted by the pancreas and other digestive organs.
Given the right nutirents the body makes some enzymes and others it must get from foods. Note however that enzymes are completely destroyed in the cooking process which means that for most people today, their enzyme intake is inadequate for their needs. Exercising also causes enzymes to be used up by the body.
Enzymes are living substances and they require the correct pH range to enable them to function. Getting them into the body is therefore only one part of the process - attention has to be given to maintaining the proper pH to enable them to do their job.
All people need plant enzymes and for people who do not take a good quantity of raw foods supplementation becomes essential - so eat raw wherever possible.
OK, let's say that again - Enzymes may help with:
|Yeast Infection||Acid Reflux||Heartburn||Digestion
|Weak Digestion|| Energy Levels|
Lack of enzymes leads to rapid ageing and fatigue and lays the foundation for chronic disease to develop.
Enzymes as well as being killed by cooking are also destroyed by the following: table salt, solvents, alcohols, fertilisers, pesticides, and over 100 chemicals we may come into contact with daily.
The best way to improve your body's enzyme status is to eat more raw foods. If you need a temporary enzyme boost, there are products on the market that you can buy locally that don't cost you an arm and a leg.
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