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Absorption of nutrients can be more vital to your health than the food you eat

Of course, eating foods rich in nutrition is essential for good health, but there is one factor that is often overlooked. Eating the right foods, with the right nutrients, does not necessarily mean that your body will absorb them.

Absorption of nutrientsIn order to rebuild your body, maintain energy and keep your immune system strong, you need nutrients that your body can readily absorb. Absorption occurs in the digestive tract before nutrients make their way into the bloodstream.

Digestive enzymes are vital, as they break down all the food that we eat. Ageing and cooked foods can lead to a depletion of enzymes. In fact, by the age of 50, the average person has less than 25% of the enzymes he or she had at the age of 20. What does that mean? It means that most of the nutrients you need could be going to waste.

Potential problems

How can you fix this problem? One solution is to take high quality digestive enzyme supplements. It should be noted that even if you do take digestive enzyme supplements, there are still potential problems. Studies have shown that a high-glucose diet can literally shut off the gene that creates digestive enzymes. This means that the best anti-ageing option you have available is to restrict or, if possible, eliminate starchy carbs and other foods high in sugar. The end result will be that your body will be able to properly digest food and repair itself.

If you are lacking in key digestive enzymes, which are protease, amylase and the lipase group of digestive enzymes, then various problems can occur.

Let’s examine why you need these three different categories of digestive enzymes.

Amylase – this digests carbohydrates and dead blood cells (commonly known as pus). Without amylase, it is possible to develop pus-filled infections and various skin issues.

Protease – this digests proteins, parasites, bacteria, viruses and fungus. Without protease, your body loses its defence against intestinal bugs and viruses.

Lipase – without lipase, you cannot digest fat as well as fat soluble nutrients, such as fish oil and vitamin E. This situation can lead to issues such as diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol.

Friendly bacteria

Did you know that your body also needs 14 different friendly bacteria on a regular basis for good health? At the beginning of the 20th century the Russian scientist and Nobel Laureate Eli Metchnikoff suggested that it would be possible to modify the gut flora and to replace harmful microbes with useful microbes! Probiotics are friendly bacteria that are vital for a healthy digestive tract. The friendly bacteria of probiotics work to keep unfriendly or pathogenic bacteria at bay and they also help with the absorption of key nutrients. In addition, probiotics keep the lining of your intestines healthy and work to keep candida albicans from developing into an issue. Yet, this is not all that probiotics can do, as they also play a key role in the healing process and anti-ageing.

By regularly taking the 14 probiotics necessary for good health, you can reap the wide range of benefits that they have to offer. This is a simple way to safeguard your health and stay healthy all year round.

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