As the proverbial saying goes, you are what you eat. Contrary to a widespread opinion, this is not only applicable to people who do not care one single bit about their diet, binge on junk food, and become naturally deficient in vital nutrients - "healthy eaters" may be at risk too. Nowadays it gets increasingly harder to "eat right," even if you make a purposeful decision to eat foods with a presumably higher amount of nutrients in them. The reasons can be many, including soil depletion due to over-farming and over-grazing, hybrid crops, modern superphosphate fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, and long distance transportation of crops. As a result, food’s nutrient content is reduced and stripped off of much needed minerals, vitamins and other nutrients. On top of that, if you are an athlete, a baby, a child, an elderly, vegetarian, or pregnant, you might have even bigger nutritional needs than most of us.
If you or anyone you know suffer from acid reflux, bloating, gas, diarrhea, or constipation, that can be a wake-up call your body is giving you before you actually develop IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, or other condition. Digestive aids (also known as digestive enzymes) can help support your body's normal digestive function.
Oftentimes a variety of foods are eaten at the same time, with too many liquids that dilute and disrupt our normal digestive process. So digestive aids can become a stepping stone on your way to developing healthier eating habits, and set you up for a healthier living overall!