To put it simply, Nutrigenomics is a medium that helps you find out the right requirements of your body based on your DNA and enables you to customize your routine accordingly. Right from what to eat, how much to sleep, when to exercise, Nutrigenomics gives answers to all your questions and helps you live a life that suits your body.
Nutritionist Ankita Vaidya has shared more about this topic in her previous blogs. You can start knowing by reading this one-
Today, this blog shares some specific & amazing health hacks based on nutrigenomics. You can incorporate them into your routine & witness their magic towards your health.
1. Effective Detox
Here are a few questions first -
Have you unveiled the factors responsible for hepatotoxicity?
Did you know there are two phases of detox and each phase requires different food nutrients? These both are governed by a certain set of genes.
Are you confused about which detox drink will suit you? Or are you lost in the trending world of smoothies?
Well, know your DNA that will best help you & substantially support detox for a healthy liver. Opt Nutrigenomics.
2. Cater Caffeine With Caution
Let us unveil the impact of coffee. Caffeine is one of the most widely used fat metabolizers or even used as energy boosters. But have you ever wondered if those caffeine shots are really helping you or worsening your dosha balance?
Well, you can know your caffeine sensitivity and its metabolism at a cellular level by unwinding your genetic makeup and the genes that are responsible for its clearance from the body.
To get the confusion out about how many coffee shots to take or whether 4- 5 cups of green tea is really needed, opt for Nutrigenomics.
3. Work in-line with your clock gene
Still on a low carbohydrate dinner plan to loose weight but can't get results? Don't restrict yourself from your favorite Biryani!
Your DNA can tells you your circadian rhythm i.e. clock gene is responsible for your biological clock, natural sleep cycle, feeding pattern and active metabolism time. So now you don't need to go for a low-carb dinner or early morning exercise with effectively showing fat loss result.
Your genes know when to do what, Opt nutrigenomics.
4. Know your lactose sensitivity
Did you know only 24% of the world's population may be genetically intolerant to lactose?
Do you ever think that you should really avoid or reduce milk to lose weight? Well, knowing your degree of lactose sensitivity can help you deal with the following-
There you go! You will find answers to all your questions with nutrigenomics.
5. Get your gluten tolerance rate
Did you know 35% of the world's population may be genetically intolerant to gluten?
Just for your information, gluten is a general name for the proteins found in many grains however provides no essential nutrients.
Do you think that you should really avoid or skip gluten to lose weight? But knowing your degree of gluten tolerance can actually help you deal with the following-
Gastric distress problems
A couple of questions again-
You really need to dig into the cause behind insulin resistance; if it's only due to the high intake of high Gl foods or the culprit is gluten?
Ever wondered why even after all the skincare, those acnes appear? Is that small unwanted pigmentation due to eating junk or is the gluten intake causing more inflammation leading to acne?
Isn't unveiling all this interesting? Well, there's good news for all wheat lovers as well. If you are genetically not insensitive you don’t need to keep your chapatis: parathas away just to lose weight. So opt for Nutrigenomics and get the solutions.
6. Be ready for your bone health
Do you know your percentage of injury risk? Can your doctors predict the recovery period or recovery tendency?
Well, your genes can! They have all these answers!
If you are an athlete or fitness professional you can actually avoid injuries and fasten your recovery phase by knowing your cellular mechanism by just one single saliva test.
You can also predict the risk of developing osteoporosis and osteoarthritis by knowing your calcium and Vitamin D metabolism and the requirement of supplementation. Amazing right? Well, Nutrigenomics is magic!
7. Know your body’s alcohol metabolism rate
Do you still believe that consuming alcohol adds to your weight? Or are you constantly worried about heart health & issues that consuming alcohol causes to your heart?
Well, it all depends upon how your body can metabolize the alcohol you intake.
So how to know the alcohol metabolism rate? Simple! Know your DNA using nutrigenomics; it has answers to all!
You can now enjoy your drink shooing away the fears, so cheers!
Now that you have understood how and how much Nutrigenomics can help you modify your life for good, when are you opting for it? Get in touch with our star nutritionist Ankita Vaidya and know nutrigenomics will work for you.
Till then stay fit and keep following Nth Sense to know more about such life-saving hacks.
Nutrigenomics counsellor, sports nutritionist and Postgraduate in Food Science and Dietetics.