Why Do We Need Digestive Enzymes?
- Digestive enzymes aren’t only beneficial, they’re essential.
- We eat food, but our digestive system doesn’t actually absorb food, it absorbs nutrients.
- Food has to be broken down. That’s what digestive enzymes do.
- They break down our food into nutrients so that our bodies can absorb them.
- In actual fact, you are what you digest, not just what you eat.
- Digestive enzymes are the key to both better digestion and nutrient absorption.
Digestive enzymes occur naturally in the food we eat, however once food it cooked or processed, enzymes are greatly depleted.
Less enzymes leads to longer digestion time and may cause food to be only partially digested.
There are several factors to consider:
- When we don’t eat a healthy diet, we produce less digestive enzymes than we ought to.
- When we’re young we produce sufficient enzymes. This provides the body with optimal nutrition. Then as we age, particularly after the age of 30, our bodies produce less enzymes.
- When we’re ill, this too may lead to the deterioration of the body’s digestive function.