As much as we try to get all the enzymes we need without supplementation, there are a lot of things working against us:
- The process of cooking our food destroys its enzymes, and the processing that gas ripened and irradiated food goes through destroys their enzymes, too.
- As we age, our body’s natural ability to make enzymes decreases.
- Nuts that are raw contain an enzyme inhibitor (as do most beans).
- Many grains and flour are processed, robbing them of their enzymes.