OK, so here’s how it works for most of us. We work long hours; supermarkets are a nightmare; it’s easier to head straight to the frozen food department and stock up on lots of easy to prepare meals and few of us enjoy being a slave to the stove.
So much so that all the local take-outs, that includes the Chinese, the Indian and the Thai are on speed dial. Particularly on a Friday or Saturday night, sometimes even on a Thursday or Tuesday night, we head straight for the phone.
Modern living is all about convenience and we often demand this from our food. The thing is our bodies were not designed to consume so much processed foods, starch, sugar and salt. And the majority of take-out food is loaded with salt and sugar.
What happens then? Well, digesting food is work for the body. The harder the food is to digest, the harder the body has to work. The driving force behind this digestive work is enzymes. They are the catalysts that break down food and extract the necessary nutrients that keep us healthy.
But it’s easy to wear down enzymes. There is not an infinite supply. And the more we continue to eat foods that are difficult to digest the lower the supply of enzymes goes.
Pretty soon a person will begin to feel tired all the time and suffer from an upset stomach. Eating becomes difficult and certain foods especially diary products, sugary and fatty foods become big no-no’s.
Eating these types of foods sends the person to sleep as eating becomes such a chore for the body that the only way digestion can take place is while the person is asleep.
This person will not lead a very active life again until they make major changes to their diet and start using enzyme supplements.