Ever wondered what is a digestive enzyme, what they are and why we need them? David Brant gives you some of the answers you need to understand these essential elements in your body ...
by David Brant, who became a successful althlete in high school, has studied health and nutritional issues for over 15 years and personally uses many fitness ideas and supplements that he writes about.
Without digestive enzymes (DEs) in your stomach and saliva, your
healthy diet and your vitamin, mineral, and herbal supplements are all
eaten in vain. DEs are absolutely necessary for converting the
nutrients in these foods and supplements into the biochemicals that
your body's tissues and blood can actually use.
There are some enzymes that our bodies cannot make and which must therefore be ingested from our foods. But, even those digestive enzymes that are present in the body diminish in production as we age. This is why, to put it delicately, it's not desirable to sit next to 65-year-old Uncle Charlie at Thanksgiving (you feel like if you light a match you'll blow the place up). But by paying attention to our diets and taking DE supplements, we don't have to fall prey to the effects of diminished DE production as we age, and we also don't have to be victimized by the lack of DEs that our modern processed food and our too-heavy-reliance upon fast foods unfortunately provide us with.
we can get a great many DEs from the right food...
DEs can be gotten through supplementation,
or digestive aids, and for
many people this is necessary because of modern diets or because they
are getting older. But we can also get a great deal of DEs from the
Fresh fruits and vegetables contain large amounts of these enzymes naturally. However, these enzymes are easily destroyed by heat, so if you cook your veggies and you are concerned about getting DEs from them, steam them only, and only at a temperature no greater than 107° F. If your veggies and greens are not crunchy, they don't have much in the way of DEs in them.
To discover the importance of digestive enzymes for yourself first
hand, go buy yourself a bottle of papaya
enzyme capsules. They taste pretty good when you chew them (and
they are inexpensive). The next time you eat a heavy meal, have a few
papaya enzyme tablets for dessert. You'll immediately feel your
digestion improving, and if the food you ate normally gives you some
measure of heartburn or discomfort you'll find this can be completely
done away with by these papaya capsules!
Papain enzyme is produced by Xtend-Life Natural products and is included in their dietary supplement Total Balance which is made up of a host of other sophisticated nutrients, potent antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbal extracts and much more…
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