Every bodily function requires enzymes. For example, enzymes are necessary for hormones to be created and released into the bloodstream. Enzymes aid in digestion.
This makes it all the more important to eat a raw, fresh salad before eating any cooked food. Eating fresh carrots, broccoli, spinach, leaf lettuce, beets, cucumbers, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, zucchini, and sprouts in a raw salad are essential. Raw foods manifest only enough enzymes to digest the meal about to be consumed, not enough to be stored for later use.
Like they say at Subway®, “Eat Fresh.“ Fresh is vital, because enzymes are lost in both storage and cooking. Cooking at more than 122° F destroys enzymes, so even if you steam vegetables, do it quickly. Next time you sit down to eat, think ENZYMES.