Feed your genes right!
Did you know?
In addition to the effect of genes on the phenotype (i.e. the physical expression of genetic traits), genes can also respond to environmental influences; nutrition is one such influence!
Let us start from the basics
A gene is the basic physical and functional unit of heredity made up of DNA. Genes carry the information that determines your traits, which are features or characteristics that you inherit.
Moving ahead, now imagine knowing exactly what foods and supplements your body needs and why…
Nutrigenomics, also known as nutritional genomics, is broadly defined as the relationship between nutrients, diet, and gene expression. It is a science that enables you to explore the link between nutrition and your own DNA.
Let me tell you how to use the power of nutrigenomics for the best of your health in this blog below.
What if I tell you that with the advances in Nutrigenomics today we can "lift up the body’s cover" and see which genes are behind your health issues or deficiencies? Wouldn't your next thought be, "Yes! If this happens, I can alter my diet accordingly, treat my health issues with apt nutrition and lead a healthy life?"
Well, let’s begin and know more about this magical yet scientific tool to lead an optimal life!
1. Comprehensive Genomics
Comprehensive genomic profiling utilizes NGS (Next generation sequencing) to specifically identify all four classes of alterations across hundreds of genes.
Comprehensive genomics can also be personalized in-
Lifestyle and metabolic disorders
2. Why Does Genetic Testing Matter?
To put it straight, Genetic Testing helps you to prevent/manage/predict percentage risk of following conditions,
Food intolerances and sensitivities ( gluten and lactose)
Nutrient requirements (carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, and minerals)
Response to exercise
Not only you get this advantage of managing the upcoming health problems, but you can also understand the following-
Type of carbohydrates and fats to be consumed as per the need
Type ( endurance or power) and time of exercise effectiveness (morning or evening)
Requirement of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nutrients by your body
Requirements of calcium and Vitamin D along with which form of b-complex.
3. What are the other real-time benefits of such DNA Tests?
It is once in a lifetime test that helps you plan the rest of your life.
It is applicable to all age groups, thus you can opt for it right now (irrespective of your age).
Unlike various other tests, nutrigenomics is cost-effective.
Most importantly, it enables early predictions and prevention of lifestyle and metabolic disorders.
What else does a human need to lead a healthy lifestyle? Just the application, bringing this information into practice.
4. List of aspects where genetic nutrition directly helps, if applied.
Thus, regardless of what genes you are born with, you can still manage a healthy life!
PS- With Nutrigenomics you can stop cribbing over faulty inherited genes!
Even though we may have inherited certain genes that code towards health or away from it, we can still know how powerful those genes are and can be influenced by what we eat!
Make an appointment with our star nutritionist Ankita Vaidya and unleash the power of Nutrigenomics! For more such life-saving healthy tips, keep following Nth Sense.
Start healthy living now!
Nutritionist, Post-Graduation in FOOD SCIENCE and DIETETICS