The Genetics of Diet and Nutrition

Maintaining a healthy body should be a no-brainer: eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep. These simple tasks should be enough to optimize your health — but are they really enough?

Everyone is built differently because of genetics. Each individual has unique DNA and has different biological needs. This is why no diet works for everyone. If you want to be in better control of your health, you need to plan your diet based on what your body really needs.

Creating a nutrition plan based on your DNA

People respond to diets differently, which is why you should avoid following fad diets. For example, the ketogenic diet is a very popular diet that requires the individual to eat foods high in fats and protein and low in carbohydrates. Some people respond really well to this diet. Others, however, may not and may even suffer from high cholesterol levels.

There are people who lose weight simply by removing one specific food group from their diet. Some people don’t even need to change their current diet, and all they need to do is incorporate physical activity into their daily routine. Again, there is no single dietary approach that is effective for everyone.

So how do you create a personalized diet and nutrition plan that suits your unique needs?

Personalized nutrition is gaining in popularity simply because it works. The tricky part here is that because there is no one-size-fits-all template, you need to work closely with your dietitian for customized nutritional advice.

Taking a DNA test can also help you skip the unnecessary trial-and-error when it comes to planning for your health.

EasyDNA’s NutriFit Health & Fitness DNA Test analyzes your unique DNA and gives you access to vital information about your body by using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology and leading genetics analysis software.

This DNA test assesses how your body processes the food you eat and responds to physical activity. You will have access to the correct diet type based on your genes along with a personalized guide on health, nutrition, sports, rejuvenation and beauty.

You can even receive a unique personalized cookbook containing recipes tailor-made for you, ensuring that you always get the right amount of vitamins and nutrients.

What is nutrigenetics?

Nutrigenetics (also called nutrigenomics) is a concept that explains how an individual is programmed to respond to specific nutrients on a genetic level. Recently, researchers have looked into the science of nutrigenetics to explain why some people are susceptible to obesity and the cardiovascular diseases that are associated with it.

The concept of nutrigenetics is necessary to make a specific and scientific assessment of a person’s state of health. Thus, it follows that a person’s unique genetic makeup should be considered in creating their nutritional recommendations.

By identifying a person’s biological needs in relation to their DNA, the chance of improving their quality of life increases.

Summary

While the basics of a healthy diet may remain the same, people have very specific biological needs based on their unique genetics. In order to address these needs, it is important to follow a personalized nutrition plan tailor-made for you.

You can skip the guesswork by taking a NutriFit Health & Fitness DNA Test, which gives you access to important information about your body and how it responds to food and exercise, empowering you to achieve your health and fitness goals.