Okay . . . so as we discovered yesterday . . . "enzymes" are a catalyst that regulates the rate at which chemical reactions proceed in living organisms without itself being altered in the process.
And a good example was our "metabolism".
We also spoke of some symptoms of an "enzyme" deficiency . . .
And today we're going to continue that discussion.
You see . . . one of the biggest problems we as lovers of this Western diet have . . . is the "inability" to digest our food correcting. And if the body is "lacking" proper "enzymes" . . . this deficiency tends to first show up in the "gut" with bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation and/or undigested food in the stool.
Simply said . . . if the body doesn't have enough "digestive enzymes" . . . it's unable to break down food properly causing "nutrient deficiencies", malnourishment and weight issues.
Now . . . "enzymes" aren't a one size fits all kind of thing. The body needs many different kinds for different functions such as:
Amylase - which is produced in the mouth
Pepsin - is produced in the stomach
And Pancreatic lipase, Trypsin, Deoxyribonuclease and Ribonuclease are produced in the pancreas.
And they're all needed to digest our food properly.
Okay . . . so another issue is this . . . the older that we get . . . many bodily functions slow down including the digestive tract.
You see . . . more times than not . . . the muscles in the digestive tract become stiffer, weaker and less efficient.
And as a normal part of the aging process, "natural digestive enzyme" production begins to decline at the age of "27" . . . that right people . . . "27". And unfortunately . . . it's all down hill after that.
And by the time we get to be "seniors" . . . we not only have many digestive issues . . . we're also highly vulnerable to eye diseases such as cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma.
Okay . . . I'm sure you're thinking . . . why is she talking about our eyes when today's topic is "digestive enzymes"???
Well . . . actually there is a connection . . . and adding digestive enzymes back into the body can not only improve overall health . . . it can help protect the eyes from disease.
Okay . . . so what foods contain natural "digestive enzymes" . . .
Well . . . that would be . . . pineapples, papayas, mangoes, Manuka honey, avocados, sauerkraut, kiwi and ginger.
And tomorrow we'll continue this discussion and find a connection to our weight loss issues.
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