DNA based diets: Fulfilling nutritional requirements according to your genes

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DNA based diets are personalised diets that are designed based on your genes and are becoming a popular trend for maintaining optimal health.

An expert shared, “Our genes literally define who we are- from the colour of our eye, our skin, to our height and weight. Genetic factors are known to influence our food preferences, how effectively we process different foods, nutrient interactions in our body and the nutritional demand of our body. Genetic variability in turn explains why different individuals respond differently to the same foods.”

Our DNAs regulates the body’s response to a particular diet plan or type of exercise and hence enables us to achieve an effective fitness outcome through a combination of positive factors from your genetics and a few modifications to the diet plan.

“The growing awareness of nutrigenomics will help the modification of food or diet to support health and reduce the risk of disease as not all people respond equally to the diet prescribed to them regarding the same disease. DNA based diet is a smart way to achieve your health and nutrition goals because it is constructed keeping you in the centre of all the planning, calculations and preferences and offers a new tool to nutrition experts to design and prescribe diets for individuals based on their genetic variation,” adds the expert.

The possible advantages of nutrigenomics will be:

  • Better understanding of macro- and micronutrients.
  • The prevention of certain diseases like cancer.
  • Knowing the right amount and type of food we need to take that our body requires.
  • The avoidance of unhelpful dietary supplements that are routinely used by the people. 
  • Increase in life expectancy. 
  • Eating healthy food and exercising in sync as per the DNA results will work in keeping you fit, lose weight and even build lean muscles.

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