And Why You Should Always Chew Your Food
belonging to a family of alpha, beta, and gamma digestive
enzymes, are responsible for starch-splitting or amylolytic
activity that splits starch molecules and related polysaccharides.
Interestingly, amylase enzymes are also partly effective in
destroying histamine reactions, which causes the general symptoms
experienced during an allergic reaction. Amylase enzymes work
great for digesting starches and carbohydrates and may be
useful for people with gluten sensitivities.
Amylase enzymes are found in saliva, pancreatic juices, and
intestinal juices. Amylase enzymes are excreted the minute
you start to chew you foods, which is why you should always
chew your food thoroughly.
Different types of amylase enzymes break down different types
- Lactase breaks down lactose (milk sugar)
- Maltase breaks down maltose (malt sugar)
- Sucrase breaks down sucrose (cane and