Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday's Food For Thought: Why We Need Unprocessed, Living Food

From Stephen Blauer's, Introduction to Enzyme Nutrition:

"This supply {of enzymes}, like the energy supply in your new battery, has to last a lifetime. The faster you use up your enzyme supply, the shorter your life. A great deal of our enzyme energy is wasted haphazardly throughout life. The habit of cooking our food and eating it processed with chemicals and the use of alcohol drugs, and junk food all draws out tremendous quantities of enzymes from our limited supply.

Frequent cold and fevers and exposures to extremes of temperature also deplete the supply. A body in such a weakened, enzyme-deficient state is a prime target for cancer, obesity, heart disease or other degenerative problems. A lifetime of such abuse often ends in the tragedy of death at middle age."

Does this mean we have to eat all our food raw? No, but it's why we should choose whole, unprocessed, and raw foods rich in enzymes and probiotics like raw milk, kombucha, raw cheese and kefir.

Happy enzyme eating everyone!

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