Enzymes are all complex molecules, that are involved with every chemical reaction happening in your body. Metabolic and digestive are the two main types of enzymes. The Metabolic enzymes support you body functions. Digestive enzymes break big food molecules into small enough , more easily useable components. Food originally has the enzymes needed to help the digestive process so that your body doesn’t need to do all the work. But when we cook, refine or process food, many of the enzymes are destroyed.
Our digestive system’s job is to extract and absorb the necessary nutrients contained in our food. When we eat cooked foods it means that our body needs to get enzymes from our pancreas, liver and other organs to support our digestion and as the years go by this can result in a weakened immune system and it can slow down our metabolism.
Enzyme-deficient food sits in the upper part of your stomach putrefying rather than starting to digest . That’s what the enzymes are created to do. When that happens your white blood cell count increases because your immune system responds to your undigested food as an alien substance. Additionally , we put more strain on ourselves to provide extra digestive enzymes when it could have been making metabolic enzymes for cellular activity. If stomach acids cannot complete their function before the food moves into the small intestine, some food particles might enter your blood system undigested!
This rotting material can adhere to the intestinal walls , harming your ability to absorb needed nutrients and interfering with the ejection of toxins through the intestinal wall. In this environment, bacteria and viruses can get out of control and make you susceptible to infection, fatigue, and degenerative disease.
Not many people are going to live on a raw food diet and are therefore living on enzyme deficient food, but you can supplement with digestive enzymes like Protease ( for proteins), Lipase ( for fats) Amylase (for carbohydrates) or a multi enzyme supplement like Maximizer from RGarden.