With over 100 different enzymes in the body, of which 22 are digestive enzymes, I won’t have the time or the space to discuss each one. But I want to give you an overview on how important enzymes are to your health.
Enzymes are proteins that act like catalysts by binding to an initial substance and converting it into something else. They are needed for every chemical reaction that takes place in your body. No mineral, vitamin or hormone can do any significant work without enzymes.
Because of this, they are critical to your overall health and wellness and play an important role in how you age. That’s why digestive enzymes are need for an effective anti aging strategy.
Think in 3’s!
There are 3 classes of enzymes:
Metabolic – which run our bodies.
Digestive – which digest our food.
Food – which come from raw foods and start food digestion.
There are 3 types of digestive enzymes and they have 3 main jobs:
Proteases are enzymes that digest proteins.
Amylases are enzymes that digest carbohydrates.
Lipases are enzymes that digest fats.
Some say, “You Are What You Eat” but I say, “You Are What You Digest!”
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