Monday, March 18, 2013

Enzymes – Agents of Life

By Valerie Hould-Marchand

We are alive only because we contain within us thousands of various kinds of enzymes that regulate the life process. They are often referred to as the physical “Agents of Life”.
Enzymes are protein molecules that aid in numerous biochemical reactions in the body. They are found in your mouth, stomach, intestinal fluids, blood, organs, and in every cell in your body. They facilitate digestion, absorption, transportation and elimination.
Your body's production of enzymes, including those involved in digestion, slows down as you get older. By the age of thirty five, the production of enzymes in the stomach, small intestines, and pancreas is in decline. When you are lacking digestive enzymes, your body cannot digest properly, and as a result, your body will not absorb all the nutrients it needs to thrive. Unfortunately, the amount of processed foods and chemicals that creep into our diets every day is not helping and can lead to digestives disorder and other general health problems.
You can augment your body’s supply eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables (when we cook certain foods, we end up destroying the enzymes altogether).

Here are some enzyme-packed foods you should consume on a regular basis:
-Green Papaya (contains enzymes that will break down proteins)
-Pineapple (contains enzymes that will break down proteins)
-Raw Milk (contains enzymes that will help digest fats)
-Organic Raw Honey (contains enzymes that will help break down starches, carbohydrates, and other sugars)

And for a delicious daily tonic:
Blend 1/3 pineapple, 1/2 papaya, and roughly 20 papaya seeds
*In large quantity, green papaya and papaya seeds can induce abortion and have contraceptive effects - so avoid them if you're pregnant or trying to have a baby

Enzymes are activated in water, so it is extremely important to drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day.

Sources: Puristat Internal Cleansing