Save 20% on select digestive enzymes on November 13!
The holidays are synonymous with lots of entertaining which often involves cooking and eating a lot of food! However, sometimes all that extra food doesn’t make us feel so well. That’s where digestive enzymes can help! So when you are stocking up on groceries for your Thanksgiving dinner on November 13, don’t forget the digestive enzymes as select enzymes from brands, including Enzymedica, Garden of Life, Mega Food, Source Naturals (gluten and lactose enzymes), and Country Life will be 20% off! If you don’t know which one would be right for you, our wellness department staff would love to help you out so don’t be afraid to ask!
Why take digestive enzymes? Longtime wellness department employee, Naomi Lundberg, provides some important reasons why:
Digestive enzymes are important for a variety of reasons. They are key components of the digestive process as they help break down food for proper absorption. There are four main digestive enzymes; Protease, Lipase, Amylase and Cellulase. These enzymes help digest proteins, fats, carbohydrates and cellulose in our bodies.
Enzymes can be depleted in a variety of ways. They are used up faster following strenuous exercise, when you are sick, or in very hot or cold weather. (Think Minnesota!)
A poor diet consisting primarily of processed food, contains no digestive enzymes and creates the perfect environment for harmful bacteria and yeast overgrowth. Age, stress, environmental toxins, and a poor diet all contribute to poor nutrient digestion. Taking an enzyme supplement is an added benefit to good health and nutrient digestion, also aiding immune health.
The more organic and raw foods we eat the better, but for maximum immune and digestive health benefits, take a good enzyme with every meal!