Digestive Enzymes

What are digestive enzymes and why are they so important?

Digestive enzymes are proteins that work in your GI tract and speed up chemical reactions. Whenever we eat food, enzymes are key to break down foods efficiently into amino acids, vitamins, simple sugars, etc. It is a common myth to believe that enzymes are absorbing the foods we consume, in reality, they only absorb the nutrients.

Therefore, it does greatly matter what are are putting into our body. Eating half a cheeseburger might have the same amount of calories (200 to be exact) than eating 588 grams of broccoli or 385 grams of apples; yet, the nutritional makeup of these three foods differs greatly. While apples and broccoli are whole foods which are naturally high in enzymes, processed foods are not.

Some foods that are naturally high in digestive enzymes are avocado, raw honey, raw meat and dairy, as well as fruits like pineapple, mango, kiwi, and papaya.

Enzyme functions can be improved by specialized dieting techniques and daily oral supplement intake. That’s why we at Betr developed our own Betr Enzymes which will support metabolic functions! This supplement is 100% plant-based!

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Fascinating! I think it would be useful to stress this in Level 1 Week 1!

  2. This is a fantastic article. I’d love to have an entire learning module on enzymes, Dr. Ferro. I think you should teach a master class on this. 🙂

  3. I second Brenda’s comment. And a nice colorful recipe book that props open when you are cooking. And wipes down easily.

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