What is Lipase?

All enzymes are important, but when it comes to digestion, three main enzymes stand apart above the rest. These are amylase, which helps break down carbohydrates; protease, which helps breaks down proteins; and lipase, which helps break down fats.

Why You Shouldn’t Avoid Dietary Fat

When it comes to dietary fat intake, there are two kinds of people: the ones that can’t get enough and the ones that won’t go anywhere near it. Unfortunately, both approaches are wrong. Like most topics in nutrition, dietary fats are complicated. There are different categories of them, some of which you should avoid and others that you literally can’t live without. Learning the differences between the various types is the first step to making healthy choices about how to incorporate fats into a healthy diet. Why Do I Need to Eat Fats? The alarming problem of obesity in our...

Enzymes for Fat Digestion

What do your liver, gallbladder and pancreas all have in common? They help digest fat! Fats are one of the major food groups needed for proper nutrition, along with protein…

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