Enzymes: What Are They And Why Should I Care?

An integral part of a diet for optimum health is the consumption of fruits, nuts and vegetables in their raw form.

Uncooked, raw and ripe fruits and veggies are full of live enzymes, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, fiber and much more.

Do you know what enzymes are and more importantly, why are they important for you?

Check out today’s blog entry to learn more about the:

Power Of Enzymes!

 

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Comments

  1. Nathalie Molina

    August 14, 2012

    Ok, I’m pretty sure I’m not eating enough uncooked foods. Eek. Except of course at Monastery, where the Sufi diet has loads of it. But that’s 2 weeks a year :-) What enzymes (supplements) do you recommend? I remember my mother bought me some papaya enzymes a while back, good?

    • Jovanka

      August 14, 2012

      Papaya enzyme supplements are fine but they tend to have only 1 or 2 types of enzymes. You’d want to choose an enzyme blend that includes 5 or 6 types of enzymes in order to help you digest the macro nutrients (protein, carbs and fats). I like a brand called Digest More from RenewLife. Hope this helps!

  2. Rebecca

    August 15, 2012

    Great video Jovanka! I’ve been transitioning to a much healthier diet over the past year or so, but raw foods still don’t play a big enough part in my opinion. Would you recommend a 100% raw diet? I’m aiming for high raw, so I’m hoping to incorporate more smoothies and salads for breakfast and lunch, and then a cooked meal in the evening.

    • Jovanka

      August 15, 2012

      Thanks Rebecca. I would definitely recommend adding at least one raw ingredient to every meal (a small salad, cucumber/tomato salad, some avocado, you get the picture). Going 100% raw is tough for many people so I would research the pros and cons to this lifestyle and definitely ease my way into it, before you decide to go 100% raw. Smoothies and veggies juices are a great way to get your live enzymes without having to go 100% raw. Thanks!

  3. Monica Fraser

    August 17, 2012

    Loved your video – this message is so simple and essential! I eat really abundant salads every day as well as juicing fresh home grown vegetables. I feel amazing when I do this. Although I don’t prescribe to any one particular diet, I tent to let my intuition guide me and eating this way really activates the body intelligence where it begins to tell me what I need. xo M

    • Jovanka

      August 17, 2012

      Thanks Monica. I agree, listening to your body and following your intuition is the best course of action. Thanks again!

  4. Brittany @ FusetheGap

    August 18, 2012

    I love this! I’ve noticed a huge difference after incorporating raw foods and enzymes into my routine! Thanks for the info!!

    • Jovanka

      August 22, 2012

      I did too. Thanks Brittany

  5. Cathy

    August 18, 2012

    Very nice explanation of why we need food enzymes in raw food! Good when we can preserve some of that energy!

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