Enzymes are catalysts, meaning they have the power to cause an internal action without themselves being changed or destroyed in the process. Enzymes are necessary for the digestion of food, releasing valuable vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that keep us alive and healthy. Enzymes are destroyed under certain heat conditions and are best obtained from uncooked or unprocessed fruits, vegetables, eggs, meats and fish. Each enzymes acts upon a specific food and the absence of one single enzyme can mean the difference between sickness and health. For example Pepsin is a vital digestive enzyme that breaks up the proteins of ingested food, splitting them into usable amino acids. Without pepsin, protein could not be
used to build healthy skin strong skeletal structure, rich blood supply, and strong muscles.