Overwhelmed? Can’t Add Anymore Supplements to Your Diet Routine? Still Want to Add Enzymes to Your Diet?…

No Worries.

Eat Enzyme-Rich Foods Instead!


Still Not Convinced You Need to Eat Enzyme-Rich Foods?

Why You Should be Eating Enzyme-Rich Foods:

  • Better Energy
  • Better Mood
  • Better Immunity
  • Relief of Digestive Upset
  • Enzyme Function Decreases with Age


Enzyme-Rich Foods:


Bee pollen

Raw, unfiltered, local Honey

Miso soup (eat prior to meal)

Kefir and Sauerkraut are great fermented foods (be sure not pasteurized if purchasing).

Fruits like papaya and pineapple have naturally-occurring papain and bromelain enzymes in them.

(Bromelain is well-known for improving Arthritis pain by lowering inflammation).


Signs You May Need to Supplement with Digestive Enzymes


Enzyme-Rich Beverages: 

It may be easier for you to add enzyme-rich drinks to your diet. Just be careful of too much sugar, even in Kombucha.

(Some dentists recommend using a straw to protect the teeth’s enamel from the corrosive effects of carbonation).

Drinks like Wheat grass juice, Coconut water, Kefir and Kombucha are great ways to add live enzymes. Just be sure there are no added sugars other than naturally-occurring sugar.


What to Watch Out For in a Digestive Enzyme Product


A Note of Caution:

Start out slowly with Probiotics in supplement form as well as Probiotic-rich foods, as they can have a powerful effect on digestion. As always, check with your doctor before making a major change to your diet or starting any new supplement such as Probiotics or Enzymes.

Thanks for Reading!

Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc.

Aleesha Ackerman is a certified and state licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in acupuncture. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hamline University. Aleesha owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture clinic for Pain and Women’s Health in Anoka, MN.

She became interested in acupuncture and holistic medicine when acupuncture cured her of debilitating migraine pain after an auto collision with a semi-truck. Aleesha specializes in treating acute and chronic pain and Women’s Health. Women come to her everyday with issues such as hot flashes, mood imbalance and low energy. Read more about Aleesha and what she specializes in Here.

Patients at Aleesha D Acupuncture report feeling cared for, listened to and are happy to get the much-needed pain and stress relief from their treatments!

Acupuncture is good at treating pain and inflammation. Aleesha treats digestion issues successfully by treating the root cause and by treating the whole individual.

Why wait? Start Your Relief Today- contact Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka today to schedule your acupuncture appointment!

Feel Better, Move Forward


Aleesha D Acupuncture is located in historic downtown Anoka at 207 East Main Street close to Andover, MN with free parking.


This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

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