Digestive Enzymes and Food Sources
Digestive enzymes help digest foods so the body can use the nutrients. The enzymes are found in raw foods
Structure of the enzymes changes with temperature, the enzymes in cooked foods are functionally dead. The grains and legumes are sprouted to make them edible. Eat raw fruits at the beginning of a meal. Enzymes in the salad before the meal help digest the cooked meal
Raw Food Diet helps your body to cleanse toxins accumulated in your organs, intestines and fat tissue.
There are several digestive enzymes. Proteins are the hardest to digest, making Protease to be the most important digestive enzyme. The essential digestive enzymes in the order of importance are: Protease (digest proteins), Amylase (digest carbohydrates), Lipase (digest fats), and Cellulase (breaks down fiber).
helps digest proteins. Un-digested proteins wind up in circulatory system and other parts of your body.
Food Sources: Broccoli, Figs, Guava, Ginger root, Green plants, Kiwi, Mushrooms, Papaya, Pineapple, Romaine lettuce, Spinach
Soy bean, Wheat, Kidney beans
helps digest carbohydrates. Incomplete digestion can cause blood sugar imbalances, allergies, and asthma
Food sources: Banana, Beets (roots, leaves and stems), Cabbage, Reishi mushrooms, Sweet potato
Egg, Maple sap, Milk, Honey, Sugar-cane
Barley, Corn, Oats, Rice, Wheat, Kidney beans
helps digest fat. Incomplete digestion can lead to clogged arteries causing blood pressure and heart problems.
Food Sources: Avocado, Coconuts, Corn, Flaxseeds, Raw red meats, Romaine Lettuce, Spinach, Wheat germ
Rice, Soybeans, Rape seeds
Helps break down cellulose (soluble fiber). Helps bind heavy metal and toxins to be expelled out of body
Food Sources. Avocado, Peas, Reishi mushrooms.
Helps convert complex sugar found in malt and grain products into glucose
Food Sources: Banana, Beet leaves, Green plants, Brewers’s yeast, Mushroom, Sugar-cane
Helps digest lactose found in dairy products
Food Sources. Almonds, Apples, Peaches, Persimmons, Tomatoes, Milk.
Helps digest sucrose including table sugar
Food Sources. Cucumbers, Potato, Romaine Lettuce, Spinach, Sugar-cane
Hydrolyzes sugars in beans that ferment and cause gas. This enzyme is in the Bean-o
Helps prevent gas. Enzyme in Bean-0 for preventing gas
Food Sources: Cucumbers, Sprouted legumes (soy beans, cowpeas)
Helps digest Phytic acid (Phytate) found in Grains and Seeds releasing phosphorus,
Food Sources: Canola, Alfalfa and Rice
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