What are enzymes? Enzymes are vital proteins within the body that are necessary for all of life's functions. Without enzymes, we simply could not live. All metabolism and metabolic processes that occur within the body require enzymes for them to take place. Without them, we simply would cease to function.
Enzymes are present in foods in their natural state, but they're rapidly destroyed at temperatures above 116 degrees Fahrenheit. It's for this reason that a raw food diet is so healthy and why increasing the amount of raw foods that you consume is especially important in this age of dead and denatured foods. When we chop up a salad, juice fruits and vegetables, and chew our foods well, we're releasing the enzymes contained within those foods which aid in their own digestion.