Saturday, April 4, 2015
D is For Digestive Enzymes
A-Z Challenge is
Aging into Longevity
would not be able
to sustain life with-
out enzymes. The
name "enzyme" is
a generic term for
a protein catalyst
that is made within
When I was younger, I never knew, or gave a
fiddle dee dee about enzymes and why there are
so many different kinds. For instance, the digestive
enzyme, Amylase is found in saliva and reacts only
to carbs. Enzymes are now being recognized as a key
element controlling health.
Chewing is to the 1st stage of digestion, as enzyme is
to saliva when it begins to break down the food.
When I reached 80 trips around the Sun, I began to
realize the importance of good digestion and
it's direct relationship to food and the preparation.
The simple thing to remember is to CHEW, CHEW
CHEW. Let the food turn to liquid in your mouth
before you swallow. The gulpers of big food will
certainly be in trouble as they age.
Now here's a subject I wish I had started on long
before the realization hit me that I was growing old.