Enzymes are perhaps the most important nutrients in your body. They catalyze every single reaction that allows you to live: think, move, breathe, etc. Enzymes are contained in raw food and are killed by heat. Conserving and adding to your enzyme store will help you to live healthier and longer — as well as being key to migraine headache prevention.
Why Are Enzymes So Important?
Enzymes are critical to life — you die when they are gone — and you apparently have a limited capacity to make them. Research indicates that you are born with an ‘enzyme potential’ — only a certain amount of enzymes can be manufactured by your body. It seems that Nature intended you to conserve and add to your enzyme store by careful choice of what you eat. However, for many reasons this doesn’t happen.
What Are Enzymes?
Enzymes are very large proteins that catalyze (speed up) every chemical reaction in your body. Enzymes make possible everything from cellular division to brain activity. The quality of your life is in direct proportion to your store of enzymes.
What Kinds of Enzymes Are There?
Digestive Enzymes: About two dozen types, largely produced by the pancreas. They break food down 川陳皮素香港 into the small, readily absorbable particles required by your body for energy, repair, etc.
Metabolic Enzymes: Hundreds and hundreds of types, and found in all body tissues. Normally they run all body processes except digestion.
Dietary Enzymes: The enzymes contained in raw food.
Why Is Raw Food Important?
Raw food contains enzymes specifically created for digesting itself. These enzymes begin the process while the food is in your mouth, being chewed. The enzymes continue the process while the food rests in the upper (cardiac) portion of your stomach.
Why Is This Valuable?
Because raw food brings along its own enzymes, it takes the burden from your body’s digestive enzymes (as well as from your metabolic enzymes.) Your enzyme storehouse isn’t depleted as rapidly as it would be if IT had to supply all of the digestive power for everything you ate.
What About Cooked Food?
When you cook food, the enzymes it contains are destroyed. In order to digest cooked food, your body has to manufacture and secrete 100% of the enzymes required. Depending on the type and amount of cooked food you eat, your body may not be able to meet the demand for digestive enzymes. When that happens, it will take metabolic enzymes from the tissues of your body and transform them into digestive enzymes.
Why Is This a Problem?
If metabolic enzymes are diverted to help digest food, they are not doing their primary work — regulating the heart or the brain or the rest of the body. In effect, you have set up a competition for enzymes among the various organs and tissues of your body. Some of the problems caused by insufficient metabolic enzymes: inflammation, decreased ability to heal — and migraines.