Enzymes digest food, probiotics do not. During the beginning phases of digestion,
enzymes work mainly in the stomach to break down food into smaller pieces so
they can be absorbed and converted into energy or ATP. Our bodies work
extremely hard during this process. That is why we may become tired after a big
meal. Enzymes like lipase, amylase, lactase, and protease aid in the breakdown of
protein, fat, starches, fiber, and other difficult-to-digest foods. Poor digestion in
its early stages may lead to all kinds of gastrointestinal issues. Using enzymes may
prevent food from fermenting in the gut which may cause gas, bloating, diarrhea
or constipation and the production of “bad” bacteria and yeast at the expense of
“good” intestinal bacteria. Both enzymes and probiotics are important in
digestion, but enzymes act first and are extremely useful in helping probiotics
work more efficiently for overall digestive health.
Come to Millers on Digest Day, April 27 between 11:00 am – 4: OO pm to learn
more about the steps of digestion and check our web site throughout the month
of April as we continue Our Digestive Series.