NHS06: Enzymes... The Spark of Life and Youth05.03.2013
by Life Enthusiast Staff
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Enzymes - the spark of life - a critical energy that powers your entire body. Without them, you can't digest or absorb food. Without enzymes all your cellular functioning stops.
Vitamins and minerals are familiar to us, yet a little know fact is that they're activated only in the presence of enzymes.
At the foundation of all body functions, enzymes are essential activators of chemical reactions that are continually taking place within your body. They are specific catalysts that join with coenzymes (vitamins and minerals) to be used by your body to carry out its every exchange.
Research has shown that some time after 26 years of age, your body's production of enzymes begins to slow and the cycle of aging begins. As enzymes enable your body to create the necessary reactions for health, adequate levels in your body contribute to an energetic lifestyle.
At birth, you start with enzyme reserves, that decrease throughout your life because of an enzyme deficient diet. As you become enzyme deficient, you age more quickly. The more you replenish your enzyme reserves, the healthier you'll be.
When you cook food to temperatures above 118 degrees F., you destroy and deactivate the naturally occurring enzymes - they no longer work.
A predominantly raw food diet would provide you with adequate amounts of enzymes for health, but most of us eat processed and cooked foods in every meal, and this leaves us short of enzymes. Supplemental vitamins, minerals and fatty acids are essential, and can do their job properly only if the necessary enzymes are accessible.
If you're not feeling noticeable benefits from your supplements, you are probably deficient in the necessary enzymes.
You Are What You Eat?
- No... You Are What You Digest!
We cannot expect to remain healthy if our digestive system isn't functioning properly. Enzymes are essential to a healthy digestive process and a healthy body is built with the help of enzymes that transform undigested food into nourishment.
Digestive Enzymes help convert food into its most usable form and promote a healthy digestive system. Proper digestion and elimination of what we eat are fundamental mechanisms for health. Consuming cooked, processed, nutrient depleted foods, and inadequately chewing your food will negatively affect these life-sustaining processes, leading to a variety of potential disorders.
Systemic Enzymes enable proper functioning of your natural inflammatory response that works to heal injuries and fight disease. If not working properly, the resulting excess inflammatory conditions can cause too much swelling, fluid retention, arthritis, heart disease and other joint pain diseases.
To your health!