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One of the first ‘food’ distinctions I learned

January 3, 2023

One of the very first things I learned, once I had decided to try to understand the role of the food we eat in our health and our lives, was that certain foods contain enzymes. Specifically, raw, unprocessed, unchanged-from-their-original-state plants, seeds, berries, nuts, etc. contain enzymes.

While enzymes aren’t nutrients, per se, they are the catalysts which enable or prevent almost every chemical reaction on the planet. When they are in our food, in abundance, our bodies don’t have to work very hard to digest food. When our food is cooked, processed, and otherwise altered, the enzymes are gone, and our bodies have to come up with 100% of the energy to break the food down, extract the nutrients, and make them available to the degree that they can.

This is all exhausting! One reason you might be tired is simply that your body is using 50% of it’s energy to digest what you eat. That’s not a very good return on the investment of your time, energy and resources!

In this video, I share a bit more about this topic – I’d love to hear if you’ve learned about enzymes and raw food and what your experiences have been:

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