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Hello, dear viewer, and thank you for visiting my blog! I am a dedicated (and certified) Food Coach and Personal Trainer with a very individual attitude to coaching. I search to look beyond people's health issues and modify their lifestyles so that they can live a healthier life, increase vitality and longevity. Recently as a strong believer in natural healing I have published two books on Ayurveda and how to use Ayurveda lifestyle and food at home. Further, I am very much into TCM and the concept of original Chinese Food, especially after my recent stay in China. I am striving to become a Yoga expert through intense training and am practicing some kind of exercise every single day. My second blog http://thrumyeyes-kat.blogspot.com/ is dedicated to my passion to capture the world with my camera and create my own world like that. Everything you will find on these pages about nutrition and exercising is authentic and self-tested. Enjoy and don't forget to send me your comments, which are always welcome in my attempt to meet your expectations even better!

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Dear audience,

in our bodies we have some really industrious chemists, who greatly take care of our digestion, respiration, detoxification, growth, energy, conduction, our immune system and much more. These chemists help to relieve inflammations and renew our cells. The result is that we are young and healthy. Don’t we all want that?

Who are these super chemists? They call themselves enzymes. In the very beginning our lives formed from enzyme-like structures.

What do enzymes have to do with nutrition? Many of these substances, we can produce in our own cells. The co-enzymes though, the chemical wizards so to speak, we have to supply in great amounts in the form of vitamins, minerals and trace elements. 
Particularly in demand are vitamin B2, B2, B6, B12 and C, as well as biotin, niacin and iron, copper, nickel, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, sodium, zinc and selenium. A balanced, natural food supplement containing the mentioned substances in the right amount is quite a good thing to use.

For anyone, who thinks that he can consume all these substances in sufficient quantity through his nourishment, would be really busy all day with food.

In addition, enzymes love a well balanced acid-alkaline ratio in the body; in such an environment, they work perfectly. Therefore, alcaline foods are once again very important. These include, for example, among many, many others vegetables, salads, fruits, amaranth, millet, quinoa, nuts, and still water. Acidifying and therefore hostile to the enzymes are alcohol, milk and its sub-products, coffee, carbonated drinks, white flour, sugar and meat as well as of course all industrially produced, denaturized foods.

Serious diseases, poor diet, extreme sport or permanent travel can mess up our enzymes tremendously. The important thing is to eat colorful! Lots of vegetables and fruits, good crop in moderate quantity, fish and meat in moderation. Organic products, which contain less harmful substances, but more nutrients bring even more enzymes with them. Particularly rich are pineapple, papaya, kiwi and figs, miso, soy and sauerkraut. But it is of course no solution to eat 1kg pineapple a day.

Enzymes in pill form reach their destination directly, as they are thanks to their coating being less attacked by gastric acids on their journey to the small intestine.

As a cure doctors recommend the targeted use of enzyme combination preparations two times per year. Similar products are also used in various serious diseases.

The preventive medicine in the topic of enzymes will certainly become a major matter due to their ability of cell regeneration. In the meantime, we will remain within our limits, and recall the well-balanced, alkaline nutrition. With enzymes from food you can affect your health positively. These do not only act revitalizing and anti-inflammatory, but simultaneously contribute to the activation of the cellular metabolism.

Other foods packed with enzymes are:
-fresh kefir

By heating up your food most enzymes are being destroyed. Therefore remember to always consume a part of your food raw and to never overcook vegetables; lightly steamed they taste much better and are by far healthier. 

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