Unfortunately, few food enzymes available in fresh, raw foods
are still alive when we finally eat our food. We kill these
enzymes with cooking, chemical preservatives, irradiation, and
other processing and preservation methods.
The result? Many of the foods
(and even nutritional supplements) that we eat pass through and
out of our bodies not fully digested. Our bodies do not get many
of the nutrients they offer. Thus, we literally
"starve" ourselves for wholesome nutrition, even while
we're engorging our bodies.
In addition, the undigested foods
often putrefy in our intestines, and in this putrefaction
process, produce dangerous toxic substances that literally poison
That's not all. When we eat
enzyme-deprived foods, our bodies "steal" metabolic
enzymes from other parts of the body and put them to work
digesting this food. Yet these enzymes are needed for the proper functioning of the body's organs and systems. The more we use them to digest food, rather than letting them do what nature intended them to do, the more we jeopardize our health and vitality.
Increasing numbers of health
professionals and nutritional scientists are becoming alarmingly
aware that eating enzyme-depleted foods is a prime cause of
illness, degenerative diseases, and premature aging. But where do
THE ENZYME SOLUTION
Eating a diet of raw, live,
organic foods would supply us with most of the enzymes needed for
easy and complete digestion of those foods. Realistically,
however, such a diet would be almost impossible in our modern
society. But even if we did switch to a raw, live diet, what
about the enzyme deficiencies we've built up over the years? Some
people have gone on live, raw diets, only to realize that they
still need additional enzymes in supplements.