Seaweed is beneficial to our health, but fermented seaweed is even better
Fermentation is a microbial activity that offers benefits to humans, an is completely distinct from a similar process of decay. When grains ar fermented with enzymes that have been secreted from yeast or bacteria, the starch breaks down into glucose, and that glucose passes through various intermediaries to become ethanol. On the other hand, when grain broken down by general bacteria, it becomes a rank toxic substance.
The difference between fermentation and decay is whether enzymes participate in the process of microbial breakdown. Fermentation and enzyme are in an inseparable relationship.
The simplest form of enzyme sold in the market is the digestive. Digestives are generally taken in order to relieve the symp toms of indigestion, dyspepsia and abdominal distension, and the ingredients consist of cellulase, biodiastase, and lipase. Cellulase is an enzyme that breaks down fiber, biodiastase is an enzyme that breaks down fat. Each of these only digest its applicable category of food.
As mentioned earlier, food digestion is only part of the enzyme’s function and not the complete function.
The number of roles that the enzyme performs in the body is countless. In addition to digestion, the enzyme is involved in activities such as decomposition, absorption, discharge, anti-inflammation, anti-bacterial, detoxification, sterilization, blood purification, cell production, cell revival, and many others. Hence, the enzyme is commonly called the “key to life.”
At this time, there are approximately 3,000 varieties of enzymes that have been discovered to operate in the body, and approximately 300 known functions of the enzymes. The fact that each of these functions is unique only demonstrates how impossible it would be for people to make all of the enzymes that are required by the body, no matter how hard we try.
Let's say that the body has one hundred different vital mechanisms - each one has a separate key to unlock it. Carbohydrates, the main component of grains, do not even need to reach the stomach but can be digested when chewed well in the mouth because the enzyme that breaks down carbohydrates - amylase – is in saliva.
If beef is left on pineapple overnight, it turns nearly soft enough to drip off because the enzyme that breaks down protein is in the fruit. These types of enzymes are not at all interchangeable because the enzyme that breaks down carbohydrates will only work for carbohydrates, and the enzyme that breaks down protein only functions for protein.
However, there's nothing to worry about. The body has a master key solution to all of this. That is the original enzyme. If enzymes are the “keys to life,” then the original enzyme is the enzyme of enzymes, and the “key of keys.”
If general enzymes, such as amylase or protease, are technicians, the original enzyme is the master technician. There is no lock that the original enzyme cannot open. We can supplement the original enzyme with the food we consume, but the caveat is that the enzyme is weak to heat and must be consumed raw.
[TIP] The twenty minutes before a meal is important.
When we eat, the intestines secrete digestive fluid. Digestive fluid is not produced in a hurry but formed slowly over a certain amount of time. Preparation occurs during the state of hunger because the brain starts to imagine food when the body is hungry, sending a command to the intestine to prepare to digest food. The intestine, according to the brain's command, prepares to produce the digestive fluid.
However, if we start to eat before we are hungry, the intestine has no time to prepare and must rush to make the digestive fluid. If this happens regularly, the intestines become severely distressed.
To minimize the intestines' distress, eating an appetizer of fruit, 20 minutes before a meal, is recommended. Fruit contains a lot of digestive enzymes, and helps the intestine in preparing digestive fluid.
Enzyme foods are also best to consume 20 minutes before a meal. Consuming warm fermented tea with the fermented compound activation enzyme, 20 minutes before a meal, helps to generate digestiive fluid, in addition to increasing the beneficial bacteria in the small and large intestines.