So you may ask be asking yourself that even though you generally eat a balanced healthy diet of organic foods including raw foods – why is it that you still don’t feel energised or experience symptoms of indigestion, gas or bloating?
The answer could quite possibly revolve around an enzyme deficiency which occurs when food is not being broken down properly. An enzyme deficiency can manifest itself as a variety of conditions, with the most well-known symptoms of enzyme deficiency are indigestion and gas. At the very least, these symptoms may be uncomfortable, but for many, these symptoms are downright painful.
We can think of various enzymes as pieces of a puzzle that fit exclusively in one spot, and the puzzle is never complete if there’s a single missing piece.
How do enzyme deficiencies occur?
Enzyme deficiencies occur when quite simply put there aren’t enough enzymes to break down food. Some individuals may be genetically pre-disposed towards enzyme deficiencies, but for others, factors like age, diet, and lifestyle can play a significant roll. If you’ve heard the phrase “I just can’t eat like I used to,” an enzyme deficiency may be developing with age as we make less enzymes as we grow older.
Even when we eat raw foods, we typically only get the enzymes needed to digest the food itself and supply our body with those nutrients. There are not enzymes left to take care of other cooked foods especially processed and refined foods. Add to this the fact that stress depletes enzymes and it becomes easier to see how a person could be enzyme-deficient, even if they regularly eat some raw foods.
Don’t rely on antacids or simply ignore the symptoms – initiate steps for a healthier digestion.