The 2 main fruits are Pineapple and Papaya and they contain enzymes which help your digestive system because of their dissolving properties and the juices work as a meat tenderizer.
The modern diet consist of an high persentage of meat and plant proteins which are lacking of the right amount of enzymes needed for proper digestion. For our digestive system to work properly, not only we need the enzymes produced by our body, but in addition we need those from the food we eat.
So where are these found?
Well, obviously, large enzyme quantities are present in raw foods, but the majority of people, have a diet that consits of over processed foods, which in turn lack lack the quantity necessary to enable healthy digestion and absorption of nutrients.
So, in order to help you digestive system, the Natural Way, try this wonderful and delicious detox smoothie with papaya and pineapple. The enzymes in the Papaya is called papain and the Pineapple enzymes are called bromelain, and exists in all parts of the fresh plant and fruit. Both enzymes are known to provide a wide variety of health benefits.
Bromelain and Papain are traditionally used for their anti-inflammatory properties and are consumed orally and topically on minor skin irritations or burns. The papain also acts as a diuretic, and has anti-microbial and anti-ulcerative properties. As such, papaya enzymes are believed to help relieve a variety of gastrointestinal complaints, as well as stomach ulcers and pancreatic enzyme deficiency. Pineapple enzymes are also used to treat digestive problems, as well as frequent heartburn.
Digestive Enzyme Detox Smoothie
1/2 Papaya, cubed
2 Tablespoons low-fat plain bio yogurt
1/2 Lemon (optional)
1 Sprig Mint
Put all the ingredients in a blender and whiz until smooth.
Enjoy this detox smoothie after any meal to help your digestive system to do it’s important role.