The Energy of Food
Food is energy! If you look at the difference between a crisp, bright green, raw string bean and a limp, brown cooked one, you can clearly see which one has the most vibrant, life-giving energy.
The images below are amazing visual evidence that raw, living foods have a greater energetic field when compared to cooked foods. These photos were taken through a technique known as Kirlian photography, which captures the electrical charge surrounding matter.
Check out Kirlian images of raw, organic cacao and goji berries!
Photos source: http://www.energymedc.com/kirlian%20photography.htm
Why Raw? The Big Deal about Enzymes
“Life could not exist without enzymes.”Enzyme Nutrition by Dr. Edward Howell, pioneer in the field of enzyme research
Enzymes are complex proteins that convert nutrients into forms that your body can use. According to Dr. Howell, they also help convert food into muscle, flesh, bone, nerves and glands, as well as aid the eliminative functions of the kidneys, lungs, liver, skin and colon.
Here is where it gets critical. According to Dr. Howell, “Enzyme activity can be retarded or inhibited by low temperatures, high temperatures, and the presence of salts or heavy metals, dehydration and ultraviolet radiation.” This means that cooking or freezing food can destroy the enzymes that your body needs for crucial functions.
How to Increase Your Health and Longevity
Since heat destroys enzymes, what happens to your body when you eat cooked food? Put simply, your body has to work extremely hard to produce the enzymes it needs. This is dangerous because it depletes what Dr. Howell calls your “enzyme bank account.” You’re born with an enzyme supply that naturally decreases with age, so the faster you empty your bank account, the shorter your life.
Could this mean that you’ll live longer if you get your dietary enzymes? Dr. Howell performed humane animal research in which he fed one set of rats a totally cooked diet and another set a partly raw diet. He found that the animals eating the diet with raw foods lived 30% longer than those on the cooked diet.
What You Can Do
Let’s face it, most people don’t eat a 100% raw food diet. And that’s fine, because there are actions you can take to provide your body with the enzymes you need. Eat as much raw food as you can and give your body a boost with enzyme supplements.
If you are considering taking enzymes, make sure they’re plant-based. This is because animal-based enzymes that generally come from ox bile or pig pancreas work in a specific pH, while plant-based enzymes work within a broad range of pH, just like our stomachs.
Our plant-based Beauty Enzymes are a safe and effective way to help your body digest food lacking in enzymes so that you don’t have to tap into your “enzyme bank account.” Completely pure, they are literally one of the most potent and complete enzyme formulas on the market today.
“The length of life is inversely proportional to the rate of exhaustion of the enzyme potential of an organism.” – Dr. Edward Howell
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