Thursday, May 22, 2008

Digestive Enzymes

Digestive enzymes are necessary in the alimentary canal (intestinal tract) to allow the body to absorb food. Over time, processed diets of developed countries can contribute to an overall inability of the body to lose absorption of the nutrients it needs from foods. Taking digestive enzymes, along with a healthy diet, exercise, and detoxification, can aid the body in becoming healthy enough to be able to absorb these nutrients we need from the foods we eat. Lack of enzymes can cause many health problems such as allergies, candida overgrowth, and immune system disorders.

A good source for natural enzymes comes from raw foods such as raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and raw dairy from a reputable source. Foods heated to above 118 degrees lose their precious, live enzymatic content. Processed, preserved, homogenized, and pasteurized foods - which comprise a great deal of the food supply in developed countries, are the leading culprits which cause the very health issues described above.

When cooking, cook foods on the lowest heat possible. Steam and lightly sautee vegetables. When preparing certain meats that are healthy, natural, and organic such as wild game and beef, cooking the meat until it medium-well or medium rare is actually a very beneficial way to consume because the enzymes and proteins are left intact. If you eat the meat right away, you should experience no ill-effects from consuming it.

For more information about digestive enzymes, visit Healing Daily and the Enzymedica site, a leading manufacturer of superior digestive products.

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