Enzymes -Crucial to Life

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. 

Digestive 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.

Metabolic 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. 

Raw food 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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