Quick Guide to Digestive Enzymes

The 3 main types of digestive enzymes, which are proteins, that your body produces in the to help break down food are: proteases, lipases, and amylases. Each of them break down specific molecules. Your body naturally produces them so you can further digest the food you eat. You can take digestive enzymes under the direction of a physician, but you may also get them in your diet. There are other enzymes that the body creates but I will be educating you on the three I previously stated.

It is important that we make enough digestive enzymes so that all the food we eat can get properly digested. If they are not properly digested then your body will go into overdrive trying to break them down.

THE 3 DIGESTIVE ENZYMES
1)Proteases break down protein into amino acids (building blocks for proteins) and peptides (2+ amino acids).

2)Lipases break down fat into fatty acid molecules.

3)Amylases break down carbohydrates into simple sugars.

FOODS THAT HAVE DIGESTIVE ENZYMES
1)Pineapples
2) Papayas
3)Bananas
4)Avocadoes
5)Sauerkraut
6)Kiwi
7)Ginger
*Raw Honey

You can also take digestive enzyme supplements with the supervision of a physician.

RESOURCES
1)https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/natural-digestive-enzymes
2)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23304525
3)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27602208
4)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23524622
5)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22483889


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