Slow Aging, Improve Digestion, Balance Hormones – Enzyme Rich Foods

What is Enzyme?  Are they only supplements that almost everyone takes for digestion?  They are a vital part of every physiological process in our body. Enzymes live in every cell in our body. There are more than 3,000 different enzymes, each with a different function. While enzymes help promote a healthy digestive system, they are also very important for other functions in our body.


Why We Need Enzyme?

Our body needs enzyme for:

  • The absorption of oxygen
  • Energy production
  • Fighting infections and healing wounds
  • Getting nutrients to the cells
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Carrying away toxic waste
  • Dissolving blood clots
  • Breaking down fats in the blood
  • Proper hormone regulation
  • Slowing the aging process


Low production of enzymes and their activation can leave us feeling very week and tired.  There are a lot of reasons why we can feel like this:

  • a high intake of processed foods and sugar
  • a diet heavy in cooked foods
  • overuse of antibiotics or other pharmaceutical drugs

We should know how to get more enzymes into our cells and how to activate those which are already there.  Raw and fresh foods, help us get the way. Eating foods rich in enzymes can help us.

Start Eating These Foods, And You Will Activate The Enzyme in Your Body:

  1. Sprouts

Raw Nuts or seeds contain enzyme inhibitors.  That’s what actually keeps the seeds from sprouting!  But when you soak them in water and let them start to sprout, the seed and all its nutrients in fact become active.  Sprouts are amazing powerhouses of activated enzymes.  Our bodies need enzymes to break down food.  Sprouts and all raw food come with all the enzymes we need for the process of digestion.

  1. Pineapples

Bromelain is the main compound of pineapples. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects. This fruit also contains several important enzymes like cysteine proteinases. It is protein-digesting enzymes. These enzymes are able to help with coagulation of the blood, excessive inflammation, , and even few types of tumor growth.


  1. Avocados

Avocados are cure for everything! Consume them as much as you can. They contain the highest amount of fat of all fruits. People need one of the enzymes called lipase to break down dietary fat. This significant enzyme may also help relieve indigestion. The enzymes and nutrients in avocados help reduce inflammation in our body.

  1. Bananas

This fruit is not only rich in potassium. It is also a great source of maltase and amylase. These are two different enzymes. Amylase is the first enzyme to begin breaking down carbohydrates. Maltase breaks down malt sugar or maltose in the body.


  1. Bee Pollen

We can find almost all of the nutrients we need in bee pollen contains. Bee pollen contains over 5,000 enzymes.  Parts of this group are phytonutrients. They are co-enzymes that facilitate enzyme activity.

It is also natural antioxidant that aids the immune system. We can easily add bee pollen to smoothies, oatmeal, or other snacks. It’s very simple to include it into the diet.

  1. Papayas

Papayas are rich in proteolytic enzymes, including papain. Papain plays very important role in keeping healthy our digestive system. It has powerful anti-inflammatory benefits and people consider it as one of the most effective enzymes to break down meat and other proteins in the body.


  1. Fermented Foods

Maybe you are asking why but fermented foods should be part of your diet.  Fermented vegetables are great dietary source of many nutrients, including LIVE enzymes. Beneficial probiotics accompany live enzymes. That is exceptional combination for an effective digestive process.

If you like to know more about the importance of enzymes in raw foods, please watch the following video:


Source: DavidWolfe

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