Digestive enzymes, for the proper assimilation of nutrients

We can have a balanced diet or on the contrary have a bad diet, this factor will cause us to have good or bad nutrition, but always a very important factor will intervene, as our digestive system is found.

A balanced diet does not necessarily imply that it is the right one, in the organism there may be some type of gastric alteration that does not allow an adequate use of the nutrients provided by food. An adequate assimilation of these foods is propitiated by the digestive enzymes, these substances of a protein nature act in a very specific way on each nutrient provided by food, so that they can be used at the cellular level.

In our body acts a large number of digestive enzymes that allow digestion and assimilation of nutrients. These enzymes are located inside the cells that are found in all the organs that are involved in a digestion such as the stomach, the small intestine or the mouth, among others. Despite the fact that there are about 3,000 enzymes involved, these are divided into three general groups, proteolytic, lipases and amylases. The problem appears when our body does not produce an adequate amount of some type of enzyme and it does not matter what we ingest, we can think that what we eat in our diet is adequate but the fact of not being able to take advantage of nutrients, makes us have a nutritional deficiency or deficit.

It is easy to determine if there is any kind of enzymatic problem, there are usually clear reactions such as swelling, gas, discomfort or heaviness caused by poor digestion. Foods that have been ingested are only partially digested, these foods undergo reactions such as rot resulting in the problems we have mentioned before. For more information, problems such as muscle aches, allergies, fatigue or food intolerances may occur.

Generally, it is usually the elderly who have this type of problem, although today there are enzymatic preparations that facilitate better digestion and assimilation of nutrients. These preparations usually incorporate proteolytic digestive enzymes, such as bromelain or bromelain, among others.

Enzymatic complexes can also be reinforced by eating foods rich in digestive enzymes such as sprouts or vegetables. Whenever there is a suspicion of an enzymatic deficiency due to the disorders that we have mentioned before, it is best to go to a good nutritionist who can diagnose us and give the right solution.

Video: Digestive Enzymes, Nutrition and Your Health (November 2019).