A Primer on Enzymes Part 3: 10 Steps to Maximize Your Body’s Enzyme Levels
If you’ve read Part 1 and Part 2 of this Prime on Enzymes series, you have a strong understanding and unshakeable confidence in the power of digestive enzymes, and how they can improve your health and your beauty.
By now it’s clear that you can elevate your mood, help boost your immune system, enhance your hair and skin health, and improve your overall well-being when you increase enzymes in your digestive system. Let’s dive even deeper and uncover the extra steps we can take to maximize enzymes naturally.
Steps To Maximize Your Enzymes
1. Eat a lot of raw, organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds on a daily basis.
Raw fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of active enzymes because they have not been harmed by heat. Make sure raw veggies are present in every meal, including breakfast. If you’re not sure how to do this, please refer to the recipe in Step #3. I also recommend soaking and rinsing nuts before you eat them.
2. Avoid Heavy Oils
If you do heat or cook your food, which is recommended for certain veggies, avoid frying and cooking in heavy oils. This will induce an “immune response” that could tax your body and force it to use up more enzymes. Saying no to frying will maximize the number of enzymes you have available to you.
3. Have a Glowing Green Smoothie
Start each day with a GGS (Glowing Green Smoothie), which is a tremendous source of enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Adequate chewing triggers the release of enzymes in your mouth, which is the first step in your body’s digestive process. This also reduces the workload that your digestive tract will incur once your food reaches the small intestines.
5. Take a probiotic supplement.
Probiotics are healthy gut bacteria that can improve your digestion and aid in your body’s enzyme production. Be sure to choose a probiotic formula that contains soil-based organisms (SBOs). Our Feel Good SBO+ Probiotics are vegan-friendly, more resilient than dairy-based probiotics, and more closely reflect what would be found in nature if eating wild or unwashed organic food.
Follow a “Light to Heavy” food eating schedule to give your digestive system the support it needs to fully break down the foods you eat and make the most of the nutrients they contain, including enzymes.
Diluting your digestive enzymes with water makes them less effective. Instead, remember to only drink water 30 minutes prior to or 60 minutes after your meals.
8. Keep Your Body At Peace
Anytime you are overworked, exhausted, or stressed out, your body uses more enzymes to achieve balance. You can relieve stress naturally by meditating, practicing yoga, reading a book, working out, writing in a gratitude journal, or spending time in nature. A body at peace will produce more enzymes and use them more efficiently.
9. Take a high quality, plant-based digestive enzyme supplement.
Formulated for high fiber and high-fat diets, Solluna’s Feel Good Digestive Enzymes formula helps you break down proteins, and metabolize fats and carbs while reducing gas and bloating.
10. Eat more naturally fermented foods on a regular basis.
This includes pickled vegetables, kimchi, and sauerkraut, but make sure you get the kind from the refrigerated section. You can also make my Probiotic & Enzyme salad. This delicious recipe is a Beauty Detox favorite for so many reasons, but mainly because it’s so delicious! Many ancient cultures that are still around today, such as the Hunzas, do not have access to enzyme supplements and rely on cultured foods like this to maintain their incredible health.