Enzymes Matter - There are many steps to an effective digestive system protocol. You have now started with pro and prebiotics and some gut-healing nutrients. I have listed digestive enzymes as step 3 in my gut healing program as they are so extremely important in the digestive process, Digestive enzymes are a broad term for the many enzymes involved in the breakdown of our food so we can use our food for energy.
How many of us on a daily basis think to ourselves " have I had plenty of digestive enzymes today?" these are the sort of high-quality questions we need to be asking ourselves if we want to be happily healthy.
Sadly most of our diets are severely lacking in digestive enzymes, a lack of digestive enzymes can be a factor in food allergies, bloating, gas, cramps, heartburn, flatulence, any bowel disorder. The reason for this deficiency is that processed and cooked foods generally completely destroy the enzymes and most people today eat mainly cooked food in the form of bread, pasta, fast food, cereal, things like milk are terrible as pasteurized milk has been heat-treated which kills any trace of an enzyme. Enzymes are destroyed at approximately 47 degrees Celsius we generally cook stovetop at 60 to 85 degrees Celsius and oven cooking between 150 and 180 degrees Celsius so you can see that if you're eating mainly cooked and processed foods you're going to create a deficiency of this extremely important gut health nutrient.
Digestive enzymes break down the food we ingest so we can actually benefit from the nutrients, they assist in breaking down fats, proteins, and fibrous foods, they carry out virtually every metabolic function, and we need them for proper digestive function and absorption. Enzymes are not just limited to digestive benefits as research shows they help us reduce inflammation, and act to destroy cancer cells, and assist in reversing certain types of tumor growths, they assist in fighting viruses, and healing allergies.
Supplementing with digestive enzymes and eating enzyme-rich foods with and between meals helps alleviate many gut health issues like heartburn and indigestion. Remember You will get enzymes from living foods.
My favorite enzyme-rich food is Unpasteurized Fermented vegetables - an excellent source of LIVE enzymes, and beneficial probiotics - have a tablespoon of raw sauerkraut or Kimchi with each meal. these products are starting to become popular in grocery stores this is my favorite BONNY'S BUSH TUCKER SUPERKRAUT if you want to improve the digestion of every meal you should include a side of fermented vegetables. Raw foods are rich in enzymes- raw vegetables and fruits are rich sources of enzymes. Remember to food combine correctly so do not mix fruit with other foods eat it in isolation.
My favorite enzyme rich foods are- avocado, raw honey, bee pollen, kefir, wheat grass juice, coconut water, papaya, pineapple, melons, mango, kiwi, grapes, sprouted seeds, grains, and legumes- sprouting increases the enzyme content. Most of us today are at risk of low digestive enzymes , I myself have bad diet days or a complete blowout days in this case supplementation is very helpful and useful to keep my gut healthy. The following digestive enzyme supplement will aid your digestion.
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