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

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Diana Herrington

Diana has been writing about natural health and wellness for over 20 years. Having used foods to heal her own body, she now shares her wisdom with others.

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