Dr. Tracy Holdford provides a simple explanation to help us explain the difference between a probiotic and an enzyme, and why each is important for the body.
In its simplest terms, a Probiotic is a living bacteria that is helpful in aiding in digestion. There are types of bacteria that specialize in different food groups such as dairy (lactobacillus ), or protein (bifodobacteria), but all are there to help the digestive process, help control the unfriendly bacterial and control the pH and other environmental health factors of the colon and digestive system.
Enzymes are naturally occurring chemicals that are produced by bacteria in our stomachs and digestive system, saliva, and are present in foods to help turn that apple into the nutritional building blocks our body can use.
Digestive enzymes are diverse and are found in the saliva secreted by the salivary glands, in the stomach secreted by cells lining the stomach, in the pancreatic juice secreted by pancreatic exocrine cells, and in the intestinal (small and large) secretions, or as part of the lining of the gastrointestinal tract.
So – Probiotics are living cells, and enzymes are natural chemicals that turn spinach and apples into usable building blocks of nutrition which our cells can use.
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Barbara is a qualified nutritionist offering Health, Nutrition & Lifestyle Counseling. She gives Healthy weight loss advice and promotes the Mediterranean diet. She is the author of the Med Life Diet - creating healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life !