In these days of processed and prepackaged foods, it is important to follow a few simple rules when buying fresh enzyme-rich foods.
- Buy fresh fruits and vegetables in season.
- Buy only organically grown foods (look for a label or ask the grocer).
- Buy foods with a fresh smell (such as tomatoes).
- Buy foods that are locally grown, if possible.
- Buy the whole fruit or vegetable. Cutting the food initiates enzymatic changes and also may provide an opening for bacteria to enter.