Nutrition is a fundamental pillar to maintain good health and general well-being, as science shows with each new study published. Thanks to scientific progress, the importance of maintaining a healthy and balanced diet together with a healthy lifestyle has become a key strategy in terms of preventing diseases and feeling good.
Personalized nutrition: the importance of a good diet
However, not everyone has the same needs. Each person has unique nutritional requirements determined by biological, physiological, and even emotional factors. At the same time, these needs can be influenced by genetic factors. Genetics can play an important role in how our bodies process nutrients and how we respond to different types of foods. Therefore, knowing this information can empower you to make definitive changes in your diet and lifestyle.
What is nutrigenomics?
Nutrigenomics studies the interaction between nutrition and genetics. Nutrigenomics focuses on how nutrients and other compounds in food can affect gene expression. In other words, how genes can be activated or inhibited.
What is nutrigenetics?
Nutrigenetics focuses on how each person's genetic differences can affect how we process nutrients and how this can affect our health. For example, some people may have a genetic variation that affects the way their body metabolizes caffeine. This means they may experience stronger or weaker effects of this stimulant compared to other people. Similarly, some people may have a genetic variation that increases their risk of vitamin D deficiency. These examples demonstrate how genetic differences can influence individual needs and help identify nutritional deficiencies to provide specific recommendations.
In addition to individual genetic differences, studies have also shown that people may respond differently to diets based on their genetic profile. For example, one study found that people with a specific variant responded better to a low-fat diet for weight loss than people with another variant. Similarly, there are genes that affect how our body processes fats and carbohydrates, which could affect our ability to maintain a healthy weight. All this information indicates that people could benefit from a personalized diet based on their genetic profile.
How can I know what my genes say?
Nowadays it is very simple to get a DNA test that gives you information about your most relevant genetic variants related to nutrition and diet. With the most innovative technology, thousands of genetic markers can be analyzed in a simple saliva sample. With ADNTRO , you can see the results in a unique, didactic, and intuitive way that will make it easier for you to understand and explore them like never before. In addition, you will have access to monthly updates based on scientific progress.
In summary, nutrition and genetics are closely related. Nutrigenetics is an exciting emerging field that, although much remains to be investigated, can already provide valuable information about how our genetic differences can influence our needs, decisions, and behavior around food. Genetics has become another piece of the puzzle when it comes to our emotional and physical well-being, starting with diet. What are you waiting for to start your journey with ADNTRO?