If you want to live a longer life, then it’s important for you to learn more about enzymes and the benefits of taking enzymes. These are the secret “potions”. Do you know what enzymes are, what the functions of an enzyme are, or what is the definition of an enzyme?
So What Are Enzymes And What Do They Do?
When you consume foods and your body begins to break them down via digestion, it is during that process that the available nutrients are unlocked and made usable by the body. This is what enzymes do; they unlock the nutrition from foods and there are 3 types of enzymes available to the body.
There are metabolic enzymes that help the body complete bodily functions. There are digestive enzymes that help break down fats, carbohydrates, and proteins and there are food enzymes found in various raw foods that help break down the nutrients from the foods themselves. Without metabolic enzymes, you wouldn’t be able to do most bodily functions. Without digestive enzymes, the body would be severely backed up and become toxic, and without food enzymes, those foods are simply dead (i.e. processed) foods with very little naturally nutritious benefits.
“Enzymes that help regulate bodily functions are like a bank account that you can’t make deposits. If you don’t budget accordingly, you may run out of funds.”
Do Enzymes Help With Digestion?
What most people don’t realize is that the body doesn’t have an unlimited supply of these metabolic enzymes; there is a finite amount of them available to create that spark and reaction. The way you should begin thinking about these enzymes is just as you would think about opening a bank account except with a few stipulations. It can be opened with a very large lump sum and the account holder cannot deposit additional funds anytime in the future.
This is no more evident when you use the example of how an elderly person’s health can deteriorate quite rapidly after a traumatic event occurs. My grandfather walked everywhere in his small town and was “healthy” up until he turned 92 (the fact he smoke and drank a small glass of whiskey every night confounded me). But on his way to church, he was clipped by a moving car, broke his hip, and was confined to his bed for several weeks to heal. It was in that month that he had more health complications that he actually experienced in the previous 20 years combined. My point is that although he may have been anomaly, his metabolic bank account was emptied and his body started to function improperly in order to compensate. His life of whiskey, smoking, and eating store-bought chocolate cookies and coffee for breakfast every day caught up with him, and in his old age, his body required a lot of energy to repair his body, energy which he didn’t have. His enzyme bank account inevitably reached zero.
So what is the fountain of youth? What is the key to beating the age old question, “How do we stop father time?” Ultimately, the deterioration of your mental and physical health can be slowed by ensuring your body has enough enzymes (food, digestive, and metabolic) throughout your life. If you focus your life making sure you have enough enzymes to help break down the foods you eat in order to get the most nutrients from those foods so you can breathe, live, circulate blood, and live a happy and productive life, you’ll notice that you might be able to slow the aging process.
So How Can Enzymes Create A Fountain Of Youth?
- Eat as much raw foods as you are comfortable eating. If you enjoy eating vegetables and fruits, the best option is always to head to and shop in the produce section.
- Choose organic foods and eat as much of the foods as you are comfortable eating, including the skin and seeds. Let’s use pineapples as an example. Bromelain is a powerful digestive enzyme but is found mainly in the pineapple stem which is the part most people throw out. So next time you are chopping up a piece of fruit or vegetable, ask yourself whether you can use the rind, the core, or the skin before throwing it away. Is it edible?
- Reduce the amount of “dead” or processed foods you consume. In order to bring those foods to life within your body, you need metabolic enzymes. So it’s best to eat signicantly less boxed foods than you probably are already eating.
- Find a high quality (i.e. generally not the least expensive) enzyme supplement. If you already have digestion issues, look to papain, bromelain, or pepsin to improve it. If you don’t have many digestive issues, supplement with a metabolic enzyme supplement instead.
- If you are ever feeling under the weather or a bit “off”, it’s even more crucial that you don’t overload your body with processed foods. Look to raw and natural foods that are easily digestible, especially when you are ill and already compromised. If your body is sick and working hard to repair itself, the worst thing you can do is make it harder for it to work by consuming processed foods.
The key to staying young and healthy is the focus of many people. Enzymes are beneficial for your overall health and should be a part of your daily health regimen. And although no one will live forever, taking enzymes and ensuring your body has enough will slow down that process significantly.
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