The Beauty of Grace

Digestive enzymes are substances that help you digest your food. They are secreted (released) by the salivary glands and cells lining the stomach, pancreas and small intestine.

They do this by splitting the large, complex molecules that make up proteins, carbohydrates and fats into smaller ones. This allows the nutrients from these foods to be easily absorbed into the bloodstream and carried throughout the body.

Digestive enzymes are released when we:
  • Anticipate eating
    [This may explain the beautiful tradition of saying Grace before a meal ūüėä]
  • Smell and taste food
  • Go through the digestive process

The most important digestive enzymes are:

  • Amylase
  • Maltase
  • Lactase
  • Lipase
  • Proteases
  • Sucrase
Replenish digestive enzymes from your diet by including the following foods in your diet:

  • Pineapple
  • Papaya
  • Raw Honey
  • Ginger
  • Kimchi
  • Miso
  • Kefir

It is also helpful to correct digestive enzyme deficiency with nutritional supplements such as Enzyme Digest which is an excellent combination of Digestive Enzymes, Betaine Hcl and Peppermint oil. Helps boost stomach acid, reduce bloating, indigestion and flatulence.

To soothe and relax your gut, try Aloe Juice with Digestive Enzymes which also includes peppermint, chamomile and fennel seed powder. Highly recommended for people suffering from acidity and burning sensations in the digestive system.

Source: Very Well Health