One of the important enzymes in fresh pineapple is bromelain, a protein-digesting enzyme that aids digestion, serves as a natural anti-inflammatory, and reduces inflammation and swelling, and has been studied as an anti-cancer agent.

It's all about the enzymes!

Enzymes are vital for all life, and our digestive systems use them to break down the foods we eat and turn them into fuel for our bodies.  Our own bodies produce approximately 22 digestive enzymes which are called upon to break down foods deplete of enzymes themselves.  However, fresh raw fruits and vegetables are packed with living enzymes!



Sprouts are packed full of enzymes!

Sprouts are one of the most nutritionally complete foods, full of vitamins, minerals, protein, and those vital enzymes.

Why not cooked veggies?
We have a limited enzyme supply.  Using them on digesting cooked foods is something most of us have done or are still doing.  In our culture, eating cooked foods is as natural as drinking soda and picking up a Big Mac on the weekend.  However, just because something is commonplace does not make it natural, and it doesn't make it healthy.  Eating raw and living foods preserves the enzymes in the food and keeps our own enzymes in reserves for other important processes.

In addition, heat (above 112 degrees) destroys vitamins and minerals in our foods.   
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