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 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
Why not cooked veggies?
Sprouts are packed
full of enzymes!
are one of the most nutritionally
complete foods, full of vitamins,
minerals, protein, and those vital
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
In addition, heat
(above 112 degrees) destroys vitamins and
minerals in our foods.