Enzymes -Crucial to
Did you know that without enzymes, life would not exist? Did you
realize that our body is one huge complicated chemical factory? Just look at this fact: in excess
of 5,000 enzymes are involved in specific chemical reactions in our
daily lives. Enzymes are catalysts for nearly every biochemical reaction within our body.
Our body produces two of the three types of enzymes: digestive and metabolic. The third piece of the trio is
derived from food.
Enzymes are produced by the pancreas and secreted along the digestive tract. They are
necessary to break down the food into nutrients. The stomach, liver, gall bladder, small intestine and the colon
also play a major role in the production of this type of enzyme. These enzymes permit the nutrients to be absorbed
into the blood stream and the waste to be discarded.
Enzymes are essential component on the cellular level. With their catalytic properties, they
speed up the chemical reactions within the cells for detox and energy production. Every organ, tissue and every
cell depend on the reaction of the metabolic enzymes and the energy it creates in the process
Without the metabolic enzymes there would be no motion, no thinking, no sight, no hearing ... no nothing. Life
would cease to exist.
that we eat provide a source of digestive enzymes when ingested. However the raw food enzymes are
limited to be just enough to digest the specific food ingested. Food processing destroys a portion of the enzymes.
Enzymes are destroyed under
high heat that is required to cook.
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