First For Women - - Nutrition -

Pro­tein-di­gest­ing enzymes break down the biofilms pro­tect­ing fat-pro­mot­ing gut mi­crobes.

For even more ben­e­fits, reach for these snacks, which de­liver ad­di­tional enzymes that lend a help­ing hand to op­ti­mize health


EN­JOY PINEAP­PLE Fresh or frozen, this trop­i­cal treat is rich in brome­lain, an en­zyme that works to break down biofilms. And as a bonus, this en­zyme has been shown to break up tis­sue-ir­ri­tat­ing pro­teins that can make mus­cles ache.


TRY CANDIED GINGER Zin­gibain, an en­zyme in ginger, can help de­stroy the mem­brane around biofilms. Plant com­pounds in this spicy root also re­duce ab­dom­i­nal pres­sure to re­lieve belly bloat and queasi­ness within just

25 min­utes.


SNACK ON FIGS These sweet gems con­tain the en­zyme ficin, which helps break apart the pro­tein coat­ing around biofilms. An­other plus: A trio of nu­tri­ents in the figs im­proves the body’s abil­ity to use glu­cose for fuel, pre­vent­ing en­ergy lulls for up to two hours.

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