- Date : 09 Jan 2016
"To say that the body can easily digest and assimilate food cooked one day could be the worst mistake ever made by science. "
Dr. Edward Howell
Enzymes are essential to life. One could even say that they are living. All body functions are accomplished through enzymes. Without them, there could be no organic life.
An enzyme is an amino acid based structure high-energy for accelerating or metabolic chemical reactions.
There are three categories: digestive enzymes produced by the body and whose role is to digest food, the metabolic enzymes produced by the body and also allows all functions and ultimately food enzymes present in the food and necessary digestion.
Raw foods contain all the enzymes they need louse be digested; they are almost predigested. When we eat cooked foods, pasteurized or heated, enzymes they contain are destroyed because they are very sensitive to heat. The digestive system must produce more digestive enzymes to fill the gap. The pancreas, among others, has to work harder and it was observed that in eating cooked food, this gland producing digestive enzymes is often enlarged.
In addition, food enzymes are used not only for digestion but are also needed metabolic functions. It has been shown that the lifetime was directly proportional to the enzyme potential, i.e. reserves of enzymes in the body.
Unless we have lived since our birth in a raw food diet it would be very important to regularly consume an enzyme supplement. According to several researchers including Dr. Edward Howell, a contribution of that kind is as important as mineral supplements or protein would be ideal to eat only raw food and living
Three classes of enzymes:
Digestive enzymes that digest our food
Metabolic enzymes which maintain the body
Food enzymes from raw foods begin digesting food