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Does Gut Health Affect Blood Pressure?

The digestive system or the gut plays an important role in the breakdown of food and absorption of essential nutrients. It is the home to healthy gut bacteria which are important to human health.   Gut bacteria and chronic diseases We often know that chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart diseases

FRUIT ENZYME

What is Fruit Enzyme? Enzymes are protein molecules that control almost every biochemical process in our body. They act as catalysts for the human cells to function. The body‘s ability to digest, absorb and utilize nutrients depends on the presence of enzymes. Enzymes extracted from fruits like bromelain (from pineapples) and papain (from papaya) have

DIETARY FIBER

What is Dietary Fiber? Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found naturally in plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds that is not digestible in human. There are two types of fiber: soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is the type of fiber dissolves in water to form a gel-like material. It

PREBIOTICS

What is Prebiotics? Prebiotics are types of dietary fiber ( non-digestible)  that feed the friendly bacteria in the digestive system. They act like fertilizers that stimulate the growth and multiply of healthy bacteria in the gut and make a healthier digestive system. Prebiotics occur naturally in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains such as bananas, onions,

PLANT-SOURCED DIGESTIVE ENZYMES

What is Plant-sourced Digestive Enzyme? The body’s ability to digest, absorb and utilize nutrients depend on the availability of the enzyme. A lack of digestive enzymes can lead to a variety of gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, it can also cause malnourishment even having a healthy diet. Plant-based digestive enzymes boost up the metabolic reaction in the

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