In part one, we discussed the 90 Essentials; the building blocks for your body. In part two, we broke down what is in the Healthy Start Pack from Youngevity.
After the Healthy Start Pack (i.e., our daily vitamins and minerals), most of us also need some additional supplements. This is because we have denied our body what it requires for so long. Of course, it was never our intention to negatively affect our health. We all desire to be healthy, right? The answer to that question is (should be) an emphatic YES, however, this is were we find ourselves. We cannot change the past but we certainly can do better going forward.
Let us talk about Dietary Enzymes. Dietary enzymes aren’t just beneficial; they are essential! They are one of those supplements most of us can benefit from.
Digestion: It all start in the mouth with saliva so . . .
. . . slow down and chew your food!
If your upbringing was anything like mine, mom’s words are ringing in your ears right now!
We eat food, however, our bodies need the nutrients from within the food. Dietary Enzymes help make that happen. They aid the body in its ability to break down food into smaller partials and [eventually] into its chemical components. Then, and only then, can the body absorb these much needed amino acids, fatty acids, cholesterol, simple sugars and nucleic acids. Dietary Enzymes take stress off of the body and give us more energy.
While there are a number of Dietary Enzyme options available, I personally take two (2) Ultimate Enzymes from Youngevity about thirty (30) minutes before each meal. Regardless of what brand you select, be sure to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions on the bottle.
I know this sounds a bit like Chemistry class but to keep it simple, you can benefit from enzymes as they help your body digest the food you eat. I swear by them! Additionally, check out our other post on the benefits to taking Dietary Enzymes.
Now, there may some folks reading this who say,
I would love to take supplements but I have trouble swallowing pills.
We understand and if this is you, we have some tips that might help you.
Swallowing pills is a necessary part of life for the majority of us. Whether it is our daily vitamins and prescriptions or OTC medicines we take when we are sick, most most of us have to swallow pills. This has been an issue for me my entire life! I thought I would out grow it, as most children have trouble swallow pills but most adults do not, right? Well, that was not the case for me. I would always feel like the pills were getting caught in my throat and gagging me. I hated having to take any kind of pill. I would avoid having to swallow pills if there was any way possible. I was given all kinds of advice: Put the pills in applesauce … Break them open and put them in pudding … Just swallow it! … or my favorite, it is all in your head! Nothing helped. I still struggled every time I had to swallow a pill.
I cannot believe I have lived this long and nobody told me about this trick. It has changed my life! I am so excited about this; I just have to share it with everyone. It is so simple!
If you are swallowing any kind of tablet or pill that is solid, put the pill in your mouth with a bit of water, tilt your head back slightly and swallow. The pill will sink and go straight down.
If you have to swallow a soft capsule, put the capsule in your mouth with a bit of water, tilt your head down – with your chin toward your chest – and swallow! The soft capsule will float to the top and when you swallow, it goes straight down. You cannot even tell it is there!
Take it from someone who has a pill swallowing phobia, these tips really work. I promise! I have even been able to swallow two or three capsules at the same time with this method! I am not exaggerating when I say, it has changed my world! I no longer dread taking vitamins or medicines. I only wish I had learned about these tricks years ago. It would have made my life so much easier and I would probably be healthier since I would have taken my vitamins and minerals on a more consistent basis. Bring it on, world! I am now armed with my tricks for swallowing pills and no longer have to stress about the size and shape of the pill. Life is great!
To conclude, Dietary Enzymes are highly beneficial and I use the Youngevity brand.
We hope the above tip is helpful, let us know if you try it by writing in the comments.
Continue to check back as the next part in the series is on its way!
If you have any questions, please ask us in the comments.
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