Enzymes are complex proteins in the body and perform so many important functions that they have been called “the basis of all metabolic activity.”
In other words, enzymes deliver nutrients, break down and carry away toxic waste, digest food, purify the blood, deliver hormones, balance cholesterol and triglycerides levels, feed the brain, build protein into muscle, and feed and fortify the endocrine system.
So just eat a ton of veggies and fruit right?
Well...yes and no.
Before genetic engineering and irradiation, raw foods had the proper 40/60 ratio. However, today many raw foods are genetically altered to make them ‘look’ prettier, have the ‘correct’ color, and have a longer shelf life. All of this effectively kills the enzymes and nullifies our efforts. If you are truly vested in looking for enzyme-rich raw foods look to your local farms for organic and locally grown foods!
If you’re new to this meal planning “ditch and switch”, a dozen foods to focus on buying organic/clean is so much easier to tackle! Keep in perspective though that loading up on veggies instead of junk food is a great idea no matter what.
Which is why we keep Thieves Fruit & Veggie Soak in our tool kit so we can safely wash away dirt, pesticide residue, and other contaminants.
When you are putting your hard-earned resources towards meal prepping, grocery shopping, cooking, and serving, you deserve it to work with you, not against you. Seeking out USDA organic options at the grocery store is ideal but did you know that the natural enzymes in food start to slowly deplete from the moment they are picked?
Shopping fresh and in-season ensures you are getting the most enzymes possible when you consume. Which is why we are such big advocates for supporting local farmers!!
Ready to go local? Many farms offer crop share opportunities with weekly pick-ups, some may even have designated hours for you to visit their farm and shop their haul. Otherwise, your local farmer's markets are teeming with quality products in one convenient place.
Personally, we are incredibly lucky that our community has Cold Frame Farm! A 27-acre USDA Certified Organic farm located in Romeo, MI that utilizes Heirloom seeds which are seed varieties that are at least 50 years old and are never hybrids or GMOs. They are a wonderful resource if you’re interested in incorporating more quality products into your life.
Plus their farm looks like it's straight out of a Hallmark movie so our weekly shopping trips are that much more ✨magical!✨
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