I get asked this question a lot! The other day, I shared my papaya on Instagram and explained how papayas contain natural digestive enzymes. If you aren’t crazy about them, don’t worry. Many other foods contain digestive enzymes such as avocados, pineapples, mangos, kiwis, and bananas!
For those who don’t know, digestive enzymes are proteins that help break down the carbs, fats, and proteins in the food we eat. When your body has broken these foods down into nutrients, they are then absorbed into your body through the small intestine wall and distributed through the bloodstream.
Did you know you could be absorbing anywhere from 10-90% of your nutrients, depending on your gut health? Another one of the reasons why the calories in-calories out approach to weight loss is flawed!
Some cases of obesity are even a result of poor absorption because if you’re not absorbing your food correctly, your body will want to eat more to feed your starving cells, even when you have had more than enough calories!
So although, digestive enzymes are beneficial for the absorption of your nutrients resulting in your body feeling nourished, repairing your gut health would be the main focus first and can be more helpful to your weight loss.
Would you like to learn more about restoring your gut lining?