Why are the amount of enzymes depleting in our body?
Is it due to the food we eat?
The answer is not black and white however, in large part it’s due to our lifestyle.
Factors that Affect our Digestive Enzymes
We are under stress in our daily lives. Our cells undergo biochemical changes which causes disturbance in the cells and damage them. Due to this excessive load on cells the production of enzymes is decreased and a lesser amount is available to break down food.
Age affects our enzyme production. Our body has a rich supply of enzymes when we are young. As we age, the levels decrease. This is part of the reason we can tolerate much spicier food as we are younger, have vitality and shorter recovery time.
What we eat and drink can change the amount of enzymes we have. Processed foods have excessive fat and sugar which requires larger amount of enzymes to breakdown. Cooked foods also loose their natural enzymes.
Why Should We Supplement Enzymes?
When you start to notice changes in your digestion it may be time to introduce digestive enzymes into your daily routine. By introducing them you can stop or at least slow down the inevitable downward trend in the levels of enzymes in your body.
What are the types of Enzymes We Need?
There are three main groups of nutrients that must be broken down and assimilated. These are proteins, fats and carbohydrates amount It’s the breakdown of these products which provide us with energy. The enzymes that are required to break them down are, Amylase for carbohydrates, Lipase for fats (lipids) and Protease for proteins.
Who Needs Enzymes?
Anyone that experiences gas, bloating, irregular bowel movements, constipation or diarrhea. If you have these symptoms try incorporating a digestive enzyme at each meal.
Quite possibly the saying “you are what you eat” really means you are what you absorb.