Enzymes and Your Health

What the heck are enzymes? Enzymes are the unsung heroes in our bodies. They are an integral part of all aspects of our health. They are in our entire digestive system from our mouths to our colon, busy breaking down food and keeping it safe for us to use. They are circulating in our bloodstream doing things like keeping viruses and bacteria at bay and our blood the right consistency so it flows freely.

 Where do enzymes come from? We eat them! Enzymes are part of all the whole foods we eat, particularly fruits and vegetables.  Enzymes are one of the many reasons that fruits and vegetables are considered nutrient dense and so important to have in your diet.

Enzymes can aide digestion. You’ve probably also heard of pro and pre biotics. These are enzymes too. Probiotics are actually bacteria that are good for your digestion that you need to have in your gut. Prebiotics are bacteria that help set the stage for the probiotics. Both are good and can be taken as supplements or found in foods with active cultures like yogurt.

Fermented food is another good source of enzymes.  Items like Kimchi (a Korean vegetable dish that is available in stores), sauerkraut, and yogurt with active cultures to name a few items.

Your body needs a store of enzymes to perform all the miraculous things that it does.  Be sure to feed it what it needs!

If you’d like coaching on how to move away from foods that aren’t nutrient dense and get a crystal clear vision of how to bring health and vitality to your life, contact me for a free consult at vicki@yourhealthystructure.com

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