Digestion, Enzymes, & Refined Sugar
Digestion and Enzymes, how important they really are!
The most common ailment in the U.S. is poor digestion. Eighty five percent of all people suffer from digestion issues. Anti-acid drugs are sold more than any other drug on the market. Almost nine out of ten people are actually under acid but the symptoms for over acid and under acid are the same. The two main reasons for failure to digest foods are; insufficient amounts of hydrochloric acid and an insufficient amount of enzymes. If you do not digest properly due to these issues you will get very little nutritional value. Nutritional deficiency is one of the main causes of illness. Hydrochloric acid digests calcium, iron, and protein. Inadequate amounts of Hydrochloric acid can lead to many health issues. Failure to utilize calcium can lead to leg cramps, nerve problems, osteoporosis, bone spurs, arthritis, and more. Failure to utilize iron can lead to lack of energy, anemia and circulatory issues. Failure to utilize protein can lead to unhealthy hair, poor muscle tone, and enzymes not working properly. All of these issues are caused from an inadequate amount of HCL, Hydrochloric acid. Enzymes rule over all other nutrients. Enzymes are responsible for nearly every facet of life and health and far outweigh the importance of every other nutrient. Each body cell has in excess of 100,000 enzyme particles necessary for metabolic processes. Enzymes cannot function properly without the presence of other substances which are known as coenzymes. Coenzymes are minerals vitamins and proteins. If you do not have an adequate amount of HCL your enzymes will not function properly due to not receiving the proper amount of coenzymes. Once enzymes have completed their appointed tasks, they are destroyed. For life to continue, you must have a constant enzyme supply which requires continual replacement of enzymes. Enzymes are found in all living cells and are primarily proteins, yet enzymes need amino acids for normal function. Hormones are primarily proteins which require enzymes to regulate the body process. Enzymes aid in transforming proteins into amino acids. Protein does not perform its function unless broken down into amino acids. Amino acids can be considered as an enzyme carrier whose function is to transport enzymes to various functions in the body. Enzymes help extract chelated minerals from food. Enzymes transform chelated minerals into an alkaline detoxifying agent, which combine with acid cellular waste and toxic settlements within the body thus neutralizing them and preparing them for elimination. Vitamins are required as coenzymes to work with enzymes in every chemical reaction in every cell of the body. Without minerals extracted from food by enzymes, vitamins would be unable to perform their function. An enzyme deficiency must be carefully considered as a possible precursor of bodily imbalance and consequent disease symptoms! Enzymes are, therefore, justified as a supplemental dietary substance which need is parallel with mineral, vitamin, and all other supportive therapies. Without enzymes most of our daily bodily tasks would be very stressful to the body, eventually causing a symptom or disease.
Refined Sugar, the Thiamine robber of the body.
Did you know one teaspoon of white sugar suppresses your immune system for up to three hours? The practice of eating sugar deprives the body of essential vitamins and minerals, eating sugar results in robbing the body of its vitamin B. It is that portion of vitamin B called Thiamine which is destroyed. Thiamine is one of the most important vitamins for good health. It is necessary for growth, good appetite, smooth functioning of the digestive tract, it plays a big part in nerve health, and most importantly it is vitally concerned with the digestion of all carbohydrate foods. It must be present in considerable quantities if these foods are to be used by the body. If you eat carbohydrates in natural forms you do not experience any thiamine deficiency because the thiamine to digest sugar or starch is present in the natural food. When you eat white sugar you are presenting your digestive tract with a large quantity of sugar to be digested without thiamine or other B vitamins to aid in the process. In order to handle this sugar at all the body must steal thiamine from other processes and from its storage places in the liver, kidney and heart. This means that if you eat white sugar on a daily basis you are bound to suffer from a B vitamin or thiamine deficiency. B vitamins are used in many of the bodily processes and help support many of the body systems. B vitamins aid in the breakdown of carbohydrates, heart health, digestion, hormones, energy function, stress relief and more. It is difficult to get enough B vitamins from the devitalized, processed foods that our offered to us today on the market. We must therefore take a daily ration of some sort of B vitamin. Make sure you DO NOT take a synthetic, individualized source of B complex such as riboflavin, thiamine, or any others. Natural forms of vitamin B are needed due to containing valuable minerals and enzymes that aid in the process of breaking down the B vitamin. Not all sugars are bad NATURAL sugars found from fruits, vegetables, honey, and so forth are natural carbohydrates we turn into sugar for energy. We have developed a taste for sweet things. In the book Degeneration and Regeneration, (published by the Biochemical Research Foundation), tells us that we were given a desire for sweet tasting foods because, in natural foods, a very necessary number of foodelements exist in a combination with a sweet taste, vitamins and minerals to be exact. Now a vitamin in the quantities in which it appears in food has no taste so Mother Nature herself teams up a sweet taste with a number of vitamins. For example we need vitamin C to live in good health. We cannot pick vitamin C off a vine or tree and agree to eat it if it has a desirable taste. So vitamin C comes ready packed in Cantaloupes, Strawberries, Oranges, berries, and so forth and we actually eat them because we need the vitamins they contain, not because they taste sweet. One half cup of carrots contains 4500 units of vitamin A, but we wouldn’t eat them if they tasted bitter. So our taste for sweets is a reliable guide to the foods that are good for us. But this guide is only reliable as long as the foods we have to choose from are natural that man has not tampered with. Yes, we do need sugar but the important thing to remember is the kind of sugar we need, which is that from natural sourced provided by Mother Nature herself.
Product Of The Month
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