Fresh is good. Without fresh food there is not enough quality nourishment for your body. In particular, one important ingredient is missing – the enzymes. So, you need to take fresh food – fresh fruits and vegetables. That is, if you intend to stay healthy.
Then you have the processed food. Some will say that processed food is something we simply cannot avoid. And this is also true. But if such food is a must, then make sure you also get some of the fresh, raw fruits and vegetables. That is, live, active substance.
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The Magic of the Enzymes
Enzymes are those key elements that enable your body to be nourished and vital. What makes a plant sprouts from the seed is the principle of life reflected in the enzymes. Let’s see what they actually do.
Enzymes are in essence very much like electric or magnetic energy. This energy comes out as a result of a complex interplay of material particles, but it is less material itself. Likewise, enzymes play an important role in the metabolic processes of our body, without being an integral part of them. They promote bio-chemical reaction, and yet are able to stay intact. In other words, they are involved in activating the cellular activity of any life form around, including our own organism.
The Role of Temperature
The important part is that enzymes accompany life. Where there is life, there are enzymes. If you take a nut, an apple, or a celery, you will find enzymes there.But if you start heating them, and reach the limit of 55 degrees Celsius (130°F), they are gone.
The truth is that within seeds, the enzymes are capable of surviving a long period of time. It does not matter if years have passed. Low temperatures don’t seem to bother them. They just enter into a sort of suspended animation.
These simple facts are to be remembered, if you want to be able to select proper, organic foods and nourish your cells, tissues and your whole body in a healthy way.
The Building Elements
The role of our daily intake of foods is twofold. First, to supply vital energy that is utilized to “power” the various bodily functions. Second, to get elements out of which our body is composed.
We now know that out of the 117 different chemical elements, the most important building blocks of our body are (percent by mass):
- Oxygen 65%
- Carbon 18%
- Hydrogen 10%
- Nitrogen 3%
- Calcium 1.5%
- Phosphorus 1.2%
- Potassium 0.2%
- Sulfur 0.2%
- Chlorine 0.2%
- Sodium 0.1%
- Magnesium 0.05%
Following them, are fluorine, iron, silicon, and manganese. There are also much more of the so called trace elements, elements that are equally as important for the proper health of our body as those above.
These elements need to come from within, along with the food you take, and regenerate your bodily systems. So make sure you get your elements from the right sources. Make sure you take raw fresh fruits, seeds, nuts, and vegetables.
Let us consider oxygen as an example. The minute when you start cooking your food, oxygen is gone. Many other chemical compounds contained in the food as well. We have already seen the implications of heating on the enzymes.
So the conclusion is very simple. If you don’t want to change your eating habits drastically, fine. But, don’t forget to include raw fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. If you do that regularly for some time, you will be pleasantly surprised. Not only will your health improve, but the quality of life as well.