Anti-aging “miracle” foods.
Enzymes and nucleotides are two key dietary elements that are imperative to slowing down the aging process.
When it comes to enzymes, no matter what you decide to eat or how you organize your diet, eating foods as close to their natural state as possible ignites a tremendous energy exchange between your food and your body. Buoyant, radiant health is the result!
Because raw foods are not cooked, grilled, steamed, or exposed to high temperatures, they are loaded with enzymes which have been credited to increase energy levels, improve digestive function, clear the skin, and boost immune system function.
I like to think of enzymes as living sparkplugs, vital catalysts that fire up our life force, because without the thousands of enzymes working within our system, none of the biochemical processes on which our lives depend could occur. Found in every one of our cells, enzymes are what make it possible for all of our vitamins, minerals, and hormones to work in our bodies.
Decreased enzyme activity has been correlated with major fatigue—and weight gain. Besides keeping us slim and trim, enzymes also help keep us young. In fact, Nobel Prize-winning chemist James Sumner, MD, claimed way back in 1946 that the “middle-aged feeling” of sluggishness and creeping age was the result of our bodies’ reduced enzyme levels. Research has since linked decreased enzyme activity with chronic conditions like skin disease, allergies, diabetes and cancer. If lower enzyme levels are associated with aging, adding enzymes to your diet will put a sparkle in your eye and add a glow to your skin! And because enzymes rev up your system to work so efficiently, they support liver detox and contribute to weight loss.