This post is for anyone who might have tried food combining (see my last post on digestion for those tips) and liked the results but has trouble sticking with it.
Let’s face it, sometimes you just want a sandwich! But eating that sandwich means you are mixing carbs and protein, which is food combining no-no #1. What to do?
For those of you who just want the solution to this dilemma: get a vegetarian food enzyme supplement, and take it with your meals.
And for the rest of you who need to understand more, here’s a quick primer on enzymes and how and why they help a multitude of less than ideal eating habits.
First, the basics. Our bodies make enzymes that break down food into energy, essentially functioning as the tiny building blocks of our digestive system. There are three main categories that break down starch (or carbs), fats, and proteins.
Where we get into trouble is that the enzymes that break down proteins are essentially neutralized by the enzymes that break down carbs, which is why after a big meal of all different kinds of foods you can feel like there’s a basketball in your belly: nothing is digesting. All that food just sits there…yuck!
The second issue is that our bodies produce fewer enzymes every year, so the same meal eaten by a 15 year old might digest just fine, but her 45 year old mother is SUFFERING. That’s where supplementation can help.
A simple addition of broad spectrum (digests everything) multi-enzyme formula can make all the difference. My weight loss clients also love enzymes because it helps thoroughly digest what they eat–and that means fewer cravings.
Are you curious about what else enzymes can do for digestion? I work one on one to find the right formulation for your diet and your health goals, and I stock practitioner-grade enzymes that are guaranteed potency. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org for your appointment today!
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