Digestive System Health

What Are Digestive Enzymes

Digestive enzymes are special proteins that help your body break down food. There are three basic food enzymes, each specifically targeting the digestion of a different kind of food molecule:

• Protease: helps digest proteins,
• Amylase: helps digest starch, and
• Lipase: helps digest fats. 

In addition to these basic enzymes, there are four specialty food enzymes:
• Lactase, for the sugar called “lactose”, which is found in dairy products,
• Maltase, for the sugar called “maltose”,
• Sucrase, for the sugar found in fruits, as well as the granulated sugar you put in your coffee, and
• Cellulase, which helps us digest cellulose fibers.

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