Your body’s health depends on how well the body digests food and uses energy.
We still do not know why, but the body loses its ability to make energy from our cells as we age.
Foods Reverse Aging
Some foods that contain anti-aging enzymes are broccoli and cucumbers.
Scientists have found
that there is a natural
compound in them that helps to convert food into energy. This compound can make cells act younger.
This means that because cells convert food into energy better it can help with weight loss, blood sugar levels and maybe even your eyesight. It can slow down the physiologic decline.
However, to get any anti-aging results you would have to eat a lot of broccoli and cucumber for a long time for any significant anti-aging results.
There are scientists that can give injections of the compound for more immediate results and have done so on mice but more tests are needed, who knows what the future will bring?
Reverse Aging with Enzymes
Enzymes start biological reactions in your body without being changed in the process.
They are all different and all start a different process in the body.
They work very efficiently in the body, a small amount creates a large reaction. Some reactions maybe multiplied by a million or more.
There are many different enzymes that our bodies produce. Enzymes are also present in the food we eat. So it is important to chew your food thoroughly even though our stomachs also have enzymes.
Our intestines and pancreas also contain enzymes.
There are digestive enzymes that basically break down carbohydrates and proteins into smaller particles. Enzymes are not live organisms and are proteins but not all proteins are enzymes.
As we get older, we need more digestive enzymes, because our bodies production of enzymes slows down. So we need to take a supplement either by pill form or from a good food source.
Fountain of Youth Enzymes
Some good food sources are:
Pineapple contains bromelain.
Papaya contains papain.
Mango contains amylase.
Honey, unpasteurized contains several enzymes, distases, amylase, invertase, proteases.
Bananas contain amylase and glucosidases and are also a good source of fiber.
Avocados, contain lipase and is a fruit that is high in healthy fat and low in sugar.
Kefir contains lipase, proteases, and lactase. It is fermented milk, made by adding kefir grains to milk during fermentation, thereby creating enzymes.
Sauerkrautcontains many enzymes and is also considered a probiotic which is very good for gut bacteria.
Kimchi contains protease, lipase, and amylase. Koreans eat a lot of kimchi it is similar to sauerkraut and kefir, they are all very good for digestion.
Miso contains lactase, lipase, protease and amylase. It is made from fermented soybeans and koji a fungus. Often served in Japanese restaurants as a soup prior to a meal.
Kiwi fruit contains protease and actinidin similar to papain in papaya.
Ginger, contains a protease 1 and 2 or also known as zingibain or zingipain.
It is important to know that enzymes are destroyed with heat that is above 60 degrees centigrade or 140 degrees Fahrenheit. So only eat raw honey and don’t boil your sauerkraut.
Fountain of Youth Enzymes
The 3 main digestive enzymes are:
Amylase which breaks down starches.
Protease breaks down proteins.
Lipase breaks down fats and is produced in the pancreas.
Common side effects of taking too many enzyme supplements include constipation, nausea, cramps and diarrhea.
So if you are still interested in getting some enzymes in pill form I hope this list will be a good guide when you head to the vitamin store or fruit section of your local market.
Now, just a little note, I believe I have mentioned this before but just to reiterate all these vitamins and enzymes I write about I have tried them all.
One of my favorite enzymes is serrapeptase it’s not only an anti-inflammatory but it dissolves dead protein and tissue which could be affecting your nerves causing you pain and it’s natural.
Not everyone can eat all the foods I have mentioned because of food allergies so they will have to take enzymes in pill form. I know this because my wife has some food allergies like to pineapple. I had to drive her to the hospital like James Bond because she could not breathe, her throat was red inside and she was talking like Daffy Duck.
So, it’s very important to see your doctor before taking any vitamins or enzymes. This site is for information purposes and does not claim to be a cure for any illness.