What is digestive enzymes?
Digestive enzymes are used by the body and the digestive system to break down the foods that you eat into the nutrients that you body needs to function in a healthy manner. Your body will produce 22 different digestive enzymes that it uses to break down the food that you eat. There are other enzymes that can be found in the foods that you eat, such as grains, fruits, vegetables, and meats. You are able to purchase some digestive enzymes as supplements in the form of plant and animal enzymes. As you are eating your food the digestive enzymes in your body are excreted from the glands in your mouth called the salivary glands, as well as the digestive enzymes that are found in your stomach. The small intestine in your body helps to move the digestive process along by allowing the each of the digestive enzymes to react to a certain type of food. Different enzymes work on different foods, such as the amylases digestive enzymes that help your body to digest carbohydrates.
Enzymes deficiency symptoms
Have you ever wondered if we get enough enzymes from our diets and the food we normally eat? No, we don't and for a number of reasons. First, because cooking kills many of the enzymes when cooking temperatures get above 105 degrees. Also, the process of pasteurization destroys enzymes.
When you drink commercial milk all enzymes have been destroyed so unless you are lucky enough to live on a farm or have a resource where you can purchase raw milk you are not receiving digestive enzymes from the milk.
You could make a choice to eat raw meat for the live enzymes, but then you would be exposing yourself to hormones, antibiotics, along with the herbicides and pesticides that are found in meat along with parasites. Also, most people do not prefer the taste of raw meat and the raw meats often contain bacteria.
This brings up an important question. Just, how can we get the enzymes we need from our diets? Fortunately we can now get them through supplementation of plant phytoenzymes.
Some of the best enzyme formulas we prefer to take are Enzyme Essentials because they are high quality and offer the enzymes we need to make up what our diets are lacking to help us maintain a healthy body system.
When you lack important enzymes and become deficient a body can manifest as a variety of unwanted conditions. A deficiency of each enzyme can manifest different types of symptoms: Amylase Deficiency
First you say our body produces and excretes enzymes, then you say the enzymes are destroyed by cooking. Sorry dude, but I don't cook my own stomach or salivary glands.
And if food had digestive enzymes in it already, it would be pre-digested pulp, not the whole foods we're used to. Sorry man, but we're humans, not some baby chicks feeding by stuffing our heads halfway down mamma-bird's throat.
Sounds to me like the people at healthynewage dotcom and those who make enzyme essentials need a clue or three.