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Can your DNA guide your diet?

Posted by Nutrition Professionals Australia on 11 July 2014
Can your DNA guide your diet?

Can your DNA predict how your body will respond to the food you eat? Have a look at this article from the Sydney Morning Herald. Julie Dundon says: “There is an interaction between genes and diet that can increase the risk of health problems for some people if they eat a certain way – if you eat too much saturated fat, too many high GI carbohydrates or too much salt, for instance. But if you don’t eat this way then you have a lower risk of these problems even if you do have the gene variants,” she says.

You can find out what your genes tell you about the way your body reacts to 7 key elements:

  • Vitamin C
  • Folate
  • Wholegrains and low GI foods
  • Omega 3s
  • Saturated fats
  • Sodium (salt)
  • Caffeine

A Nutrigenomix saliva test can detect the genes that determine how your your body reacts to these foods- giving you a personalised profile of your genetic make up. Read more about how you can have this test here.


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