How to Get More Enzymes From Your Food

//How to Get More Enzymes From Your Food

How to Get More Enzymes From Your Food

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  • Eat raw vegetables and fruits as they are rich in enzymes. 
  • Include sprouted seeds, grains, and legumes as they are the most enzyme rich foods; the sprouting process increases the enzymes.
  • Eliminate processed and over cooked foods.
  • When cooking food, it is best to lightly steam, stew, or use a slow cooker.
  • For the first course before a cooked meal; eat a salad which is enzyme rich.
  • Eat more raw foods; consume at least 20 – 70% of your food raw depending on your body type and the season.

During the summer I am much more attracted to raw food and eat between 80 – 90 per cent raw. Some food systems say this is because raw foods are cooling and the summer is warming so this creates a balance. I don’t know for sure, if this is what is happening to me but I do know what my body wants and that is how I live now.

I love eating raw food mostly because it tastes so good.  Also, I enjoy eating fresh fully alive food which seems full of its own ‘life force’. It is fun to know that they are filled with beneficial enzymes. 

For more enzyme information I would recommend reading “The Status of Food Enzymes in Digestion and Metabolism” authored by Dr. Howell in 1946.   Dr. Howell was the first researcher to explain the importance of enzymes in food.

Enzyme Rich Recipes:

Green Orange Spinach Smoothie

Alkalizing Apple Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie Blueberry/Apple Pudding

Grapefruit Smoothie

Pear Green Smoothie

Fruity Tooty – Kiwi Smoothie

Spinach Salad With Walnuts

Crunchy Salad

Alkalizing Mixed Green Salad

Cabbage and Walnut Salad

Green Nori Salad

By | 2017-10-29T15:41:24+00:00 August 13th, 2012|Nutrition|0 Comments

About the Author:

I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.

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