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#1 Old 09-20-2017, 12:54 AM
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Question Benefits Of Both?

I tend to eat a bowl of raw carrots, green beans, and cucumbers every night. Pretty much an entire large carrot, whole cucumber, and handful of green beans.

Would I be getting the benefits of a raw Vegan diet? Enzymes right? I also eat apple and pineapple covered in lemon juice daily (pineapple is full of enzymes).
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No idea. But I'd love for someone to tell me what the deal is with these enzymes?
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I'd love for someone to tell me what the deal is with these enzymes?
From what I know enzymes help with digestion, and are lost when veggies are cooked. A good example of this is when celery goes limp, it has lost its enzymes in a natural process of aging.

I am unsure what other types of enzymes there are besides digestive but I took a few types of stomach acid reducing medications for years for GERD/acid reflex. I then realized it was not too much acid but not enough, came off the medications but then I HAD to consume a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar per day to raise the acidity of my stomach or else my esophageal sphincter would not close and the acid would rise (it closes on an acid "acidity" or pH response).

Some people take enzyme supplements to achieve the same goal, or eat food with enzymes...apparently pineapple and papaya are popular for this. Since I started eating a lot of raw veggies at night I no longer seem to need the apple cider vinegar.
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From what I know enzymes help with digestion, and are lost when veggies are cooked. A good example of this is when celery goes limp, it has lost its enzymes in a natural process of aging.

I am unsure what other types of enzymes there are besides digestive but I took a few types of stomach acid reducing medications for years for GERD/acid reflex. I then realized it was not too much acid but not enough, came off the medications but then I HAD to consume a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar per day to raise the acidity of my stomach or else my esophageal sphincter would not close and the acid would rise (it closes on an acid "acidity" or pH response).

Some people take enzyme supplements to achieve the same goal, or eat food with enzymes...apparently pineapple and papaya are popular for this. Since I started eating a lot of raw veggies at night I no longer seem to need the apple cider vinegar.



It's great to hear that you've addressed this problem successfully! I used to suffer from acid reflux, and it's horrible.
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Maybe its the lack of garage food to begin with that keeps the symptoms away. External source of enzymes certainly helps with eating garbage food though, including lots of meats (or excessive amounts).
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You do realize you won't absorb any nutrients from the carrots with no fats..

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You do realize you won't absorb any nutrients from the carrots with no fats..

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You would absorb some nutrients, but the fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) are not well-absorbed unless they are consumed along with some fat. Eating a palmful of nuts, some nut butter, or an avocado, along with the vegetables would make the vitamin A much more absorbable. The Vegetarian Resource Group has a webpage on this: https://www.vrg.org/journal/vj2015is...n_vitamina.php

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http://www.who.int/topics/diet/en/

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