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FASTER FOOD DIGESTION: Digestive enzymes are the key

I should have stopped eating five minutes ago… This last bite was too much for me, after all…I’m so full, I think I’m going to burst… Is there something for faster food digestion out there?

How many times have you had to say one of these sentences?

weekly – you are still considerate of your consumption 

2-3 times a week – you like to relax occasionally

5 times or more a week – gourmet and comfort food is often your excuse for overeating

What are digestive enzymes?

Digestive enzymes are along the digestive tract and play a role in the distribution of nutrients. Depending on what they digest, we distinguish between proteins, lipase (fats), and amylase (sugars). Most of them are produced by the pancreas. There are several other components that hold an important role in digestion, including the stomach, liver, bile, and also colon. The digestive process begins in the mouth, as soon as you start chewing, starches break down by amylase (an enzyme) found in saliva. (1)  

When is there a shortage of digestive enzymes?

Enzymes divide into exogenous- those that we ingest through food and endogenous, or those that we naturally create in the human body. In certain circumstances, our organism encounters a lack of enzymes:

  • With ageing, all metabolic processes in the body slow down, and as a result the production of digestive enzymes
  • Thermal food processing reduces concentration of active enzymes
  • Stress can affect enzyme reduction
  • Various diseases and conditions can reduce the synthesizing and use of the enzyme (pancreatic, after gallbladder surgery, IBS, Crohn’s disease, people with diabetes due to reduced pancreatic function).

Digestive enzymes can be from animal, plant or mushroom origin. Pancreatic enzymes are of animal origin and operate only in the small intestines.  In contrast, plant enzymes and fungal-born enzymes are much more effective because they are not destroyed by stomach acid and they function in both acidic and alkaline environments, so they start digestion earlier.

When is additional intake of digestive enzymes recommended for faster food digestion?‎

  • ‎When normal digestion of food is disturbed, which causes bloating, weight gain, flatulence, cramps
  • ‎People who often eat spicy foods‎
  • ‎After abundant meals‎
  • ‎At insufficient intake of uncooked/raw food
  • ‎People who find it difficult to digest legumes‎
  • ‎Lack of digestive enzymes as part of pancreatitis‎
  • ‎After gallbladder surgery‎
  • ‎In Crohn’s disease‎
  • In IBS sufferers
  • ‎In diabetics who have gastrointestinal problems due to indigestion‎

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  • Intended for people with digestive problems with dyspepsia, Crohn’s disease and IBS
  • Eases any discomfort caused after a heavy meal
  • Exerts the release of trapped gases in the intestines

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  • ‎Intended for people with digestive problems, chronic pancreatic disease, gallbladder removed‎
  • ‎Eases problems after a heavy meal‎
  • ‎Exerts the release of trapped gases in the intestines‎

‎And lastly, don’t forget – moderation is the right measure for faster digestion!‎

‎In order to prevent digestive problems, it is necessary first and foremost to intake moderate portions of food and learn to recognize the importance of portion control in time. Also take care of the foods you consume and the diet as a whole – let it be balanced, containing seasonal fruits and fresh vegetables, cooked foods- limiting the consumption of fried foods… Don’t forget enough fluid intake – drink water, teas, choose freshly squeezed juices and smoothies, instead of purchasing juices that are mostly full of sugar.‎

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About the author: This text was written for you by Dr. Jelena Grozdanović, Goodwill Medical Team‎. 

Translated by NC. 

Sources(1) The Digestive Process: Digestion Begins in the Mouth | University Hospitals (uhhospitals.org)

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