Benefits of Enzymes

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Enzymes are essential for your survival because they act as catalysts in nearly every chemical reaction in your body. Enzymes are also important for immune function, coagulation, tissue repair, removal of toxins and energy. According to researchers, there are more than 5,000 types of enzymes in your body. To make things simpler researchers had divided them into 3 main categories, which are digestive, metabolic and food enzymes.

Digestive enzymes are manufactured by the pancreas. They are also found in food, especially fruits and vegetables. This is one of the reasons why fruits and vegetables are easier to digest. It is important to eat food rich in digestive enzymes because it prevents enzyme deficiency. The lack of enzymes in your body will make it harder for it to breakdown nutrients, remove toxins, fight harmful microorganisms, and increase your risk of heartburn. A common misconception about heartburn among people is that heartburn is caused by too much stomach acid. In most cases, heartburn is caused by too little stomach acid. The reason why low stomach acid causes heartburn is because low stomach acid allows food to ferment easier. This causes gas to release which can cause the cardiac sphincter to open. To reduce your risk of heartburn avoid eating junk food and fast food because they contained little or no enzymes.

Metabolic enzymes are important for boosting your energy level, immune system and metabolism. Metabolic enzymes act as catalysts; therefore, they help increase chemical reactions within cells. Without metabolic enzymes your cells won’t be able to effectively produce energy. Metabolic enzymes are also important for purifying the blood, lowering cholesterol levels and increasing endocrine gland functions.

Food enzymes are enzymes found in food. Plant-based food, especially the organic one, is usually rich in enzymes. For best results eat it raw whenever you can. Food enzymes include three main enzymes which are amylases, proteases and lipases. These enzymes are needed to help your stomach digest carbohydrates, protein and fats.

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