This is What Can Happen to Indigestion, Inflammation, and Immunity When You Blend These Ingredients

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This is What Can Happen to Indigestion, Inflammation, and Immunity When You Blend These Ingredients

Every year American consumers spend millions of dollars on ENZYMES.

What Are Enzymes?

 

Enzymes are biological catalysts – they accelerate, or catalyze, over 5,000 chemical reactions in the body. Enzymes are VITAL to almost all metabolic processes in your body and individual cells.

Basically, you NEED enzymes in order to stay alive! In fact, a lack of enzymes is a root to many different diseases that are prevalent today.

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Where Do Enzymes Come From?

 

The body creates enzymes naturally and also gets them from RAW, living foods.

One of the most important types of enzymes are digestive enzymes. These are responsible for breaking down food and making it easier to absorb by the body. These are created in the mouth by the saliva glands, in the stomach and by the pancreas.

Because the Standard American Diet consists mostly of highly processed or cooked foods (i.e. dead foods), a lot of people aren’t getting enough enzymes from their diet and are depleting their own stores because the food they eat is hard to digest.

Not only does the S.A.D. diet contain little or no dietary enzymes, but processed foods are full of additives, preservatives and other crap that ultimately hinder proper digestion and cause inflammation in the gut.

According to Dr. Howell, author of Food Enzymes for Health & Longevity, people could extend their lifespan by 20 YEARS OR MORE simply by maintaining proper enzyme levels!

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A lot of people are having to turn to enzyme supplements in order to digest their meals properly. If you suffer from a digestive disorder (or poor digestion in general) I would highly recommend taking a good quality enzyme supplement before every meal and also looking seriously into changing your diet.

I like Best Naturals Betaine HCL Digestive Enzyme supplement.

Ultimately, the goal should be to help the body produce its own enzymes and get the rest from what you EAT.

How To Get Enzymes Through What You Eat

 

You can find enzymes in all raw, living foods. This is one of the reasons why eating a diet full of raw fruits and vegetables is so good for your health and longevity.

Enzymes are broken down or destroyed during cooking, so eating more RAW food is key to maintain good enzyme levels!

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Today I want to introduce you to one of nature’s most powerful, enzyme rich foods:

THE PAPAYA.

 

Don’t forget to try my DELICIOUS smoothie recipe at the end of this post. It will do WONDERS for your digestion!

Papaya is RICH in proteolytic enzymes and particularly in the digestive enzymes papain, caricain, glycyl and chymopapain. These enzymes are incredible digestive-system aids.

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I have a friend who used to cut up a papaya and lay it over a piece of steak. Over time the papaya would actually cause the steak to deteriorate! Now THOSE are some powerful enzymes!!

Papain is one of the most effective and powerful enzymes at breaking down protein, particularly meat. When you eat papaya before, alongside or after a meal containing meat, it will speed up digestion and help to more effectively break down difficult proteins such as gluten and casein.

Other Health Benefits of Papaya

 

Anti-inflammatory

 

When taken on an empty stomach or in a smoothie, a greater amount of the papaya enzymes are able to pass into the small intestine and into the bloodstream. Once absorbed into the bloodstream, they have potent anti-inflammatory effects on the rest of the body.

Immune system support

 

Many studies have been done to test the effects of papaya on the immune system. Because papaya is high in antioxidants and enzymes, they have been shown to have very positive effects on boosting the immune system and helping to strengthen it against illness and disease.

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Cancer Prevention

 

Papain may also be able to break down the protective coating on cancerous cells. This leaves cancer cells more vulnerable to the body’s immune response. Some experts think that papaya and other high-enzyme foods may be important in cancer prevention and even treatment.

Fiber

 

The fiber in papaya has been shown to help lower bad cholesterol levels in the body, leading to a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Fiber is also important for smooth digestion.

Other High-Enzyme Foods

 

Besides papaya, foods highest in enzymes include mangoes, avocados, any kind of sprouts or soaked nuts/seeds and bananas.  

Don’t feel like you have to be limited to these foods, though. Remember ALL LIVING FOODS are FULL of live enzymes that will ultimately help you live healthier, longer, with more energy and with a better body!

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Foods That Contain Enzyme Inhibitors

 

Some foods, although healthy, have what are called ‘enzyme inhibitors’ that neutralize other enzymes produced by the body. These foods include:

  • Peanuts
  • Egg whites
  • Most nuts and seeds
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Lentils
  • Raw wheat germ

The best way to eat nuts and seeds and to rid them of their enzyme inhibitors is to soak them for a few hours before you eat them. When a nut or seed is soaked it prepares to sprout by EXPLODING with powerful enzymes and nutrients that are otherwise dormant. In fact, once soaked, nuts and seeds become some of the highest containing enzyme foods on the planet!

You can also take enzyme supplements before eating these foods in order to counteract any negative effects.

Don’t feel like you need to give up these foods completely – just be aware of them and try to consume them alongside a meal rich in enzymes.  

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Drew’s Delectable Digestion Drink
 
Ingredients
  • 1 papaya
  • 1 cup of pineapple
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 banana
  • 1-2 cups coconut water
Instructions
  1. Wash and chop ingredients as necessary.
  2. Combine in a blender and blend to perfection.
  3. Enjoy immediately.

Never forget that YOUR body is AMAZING, INTRICATE, BEAUTIFUL and full of ENDLESS POTENTIAL. The planet and your body were created to work together in harmony. Earth is filled with an incredible variety of healing, nutrient-dense foods that will help you live a healthy and energetic life.

Never underestimate the power of your diet. What you eat MATTERS. Focus on foods that grow out of the ground, as close to their source as possible.

Limit foods that will undermine your health and even cut years off your life like processed foods, foods made in a lab and foods that have been laden with pesticides or even genetically modified to contain them.

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You have full responsibility for your health. I know that sometimes in our society it can feel like it is impossible to eat completely clean. Don’t give up! Through small, daily changes in your lifestyle and diet along with increased AWARENESS and KNOWLEDGE – you can and you WILL come out on top. I am here for you and so is the whole FitLife team.

Every effort you make to feel GOOD and to help your family live a healthy life is worth it.

Remember, we’re in this together.

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Drew Canole

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Drew Canole is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time.

As the founder and CEO of Fitlife.TV, he is committed to sharing educational, inspirational and entertaining videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. He is also a best selling author and the founder of Organifi, an organic, incredibly delicious greens powder, chock-full of superfoods to make juicing easy no matter your busy schedule.
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