To get more enzymes it is important to 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.
Tips to Get More Enzymes Into Your Food
- Eliminate processed and overcooked 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 that 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 percent 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.