4 Enzyme Rich Foods That Can Dramatically Improve Digestion

Derek Henry | Natural News | 16th Dec, 2014

Enzyme rich foods

Enzymes are very delicate nutrients that are responsible for carrying out virtually every metabolic function. We have around 3000 unique enzymes in our bodies that are involved in over 7000 enzymatic reactions. Simply put, without enzymes we would cease to function.

Unfortunately, the average diet is almost completely void of enzymes. Processed and cooked foods often completely destroy the enzyme content, leaving your body starving for this nutrient that is a key component in your livelihood. If you have any health complaints, chances are you could use more enzymes in your diet, and these 5 will cover that requirement in spades.

Papaya

Papaya fruit is a rich source of proteolytic enzymes such as papain, which can greatly aid the digestive process. Papain has been deemed as one of the most effective at breaking down meat and other proteins, and it works by cleaving the peptide bonds of complex proteins, breaking them down to their individual amino acids so they can be ready for us in the growth and repair of the body.

Since papaya is rich in natural sugars, it’s a good idea to eat it on its own (not with a heavy, animal protein based meal), preferably 15-30 minutes before a meal.

Pineapple

Bromelain is a complex mixture of substances that can be extracted from the stem and core fruit of the pineapple. Among dozens of components known to exist in this crude extract, the best-studied components are protein-digesting enzymes called cysteine proteinases. These enzymes are not…Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/048004_enzymes_digestion_food_sources.html#ixzz3M4kNYJk0

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