Genetics Effect on Nutrition
Have you ever wondered why two individuals on the same diet show conflicting health results? It might be because of your genes. The genetic make-up of no two individual is same. Therefore response of different food components varies with genetic make-up of individual.
Every individual needs a balanced diet composed of macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, fats and fibers) and micronutrients (minerals and vitamins). But when it comes to specific performance for weight loss, stamina, or optimum health your needs and reactions to food might differ from that of others. For traits like stamina, muscle power, endurance and weight management, response of every individual will differ based on their genes.
We spend so much money for ideal healthy food sources and perfect exercise plan for self. So, Nutritionists are suggesting DNA based diet and exercise plans.
Nutrition and Genes
Nutrigenomics, a science that studies interaction of nutrition and genes is flourishing and changing lives. DNA test for diet and nutrition can give us information about foods that can be healthy for us and ones which can pose a risk of various health conditions. Choosing a diet based on your genetic tendencies can help you to achieve your desired health goals.
DNA testing can help you provide information on the below factors -
- Vitamin and mineral deficiencies - calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin B, and more.
- Bone mineral density (BMD)
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
- Response of macronutrients like carbohydrates, protein, fats and fibers on your weight.
- Salt intake and blood pressure sensitivity
How Nutrition and Genetic Testing Works?
DNAwise test is done with saliva sample to produce genetic reports. Why saliva? Saliva is noninvasive procedure of sample collection and it contains enough DNA to generate good genetic report for Health, Nutrition and Fitness parameters. With your genetic reports and consultation with certified nutritionist you can plan the diet that will actually benefit you and give desired results. You nutritional DNA makeup along with doctors/dieticians consultation can help you plan your diet goals. These diet plans are created to alleviate the risk of nutritional deficiencies, manage your body weight and composition, prevent food sensitivities, and minimize the risk of various food-related health conditions.