Part 4 – Weight management genes
We’re back, with Part 4 of this great short series about genetics. This post explains a few great examples of gene-diet or gene-lifestyle interactions; these really help you see how knowing your personal genetic variations can really help you make smarter choices, to optimise your lifestyle to the one that is ideal for you.
Part 5 coming in a couple of days!
Genetic variations (SNPs) are one reason why we have different appetites; are satiated by different amounts of food and have different food preferences. Our genes also regulate how insulin works in our body; how many fat cells we make and how full they can get. Our genes determine how well we can breakdown those stored fats and use them for energy. Our individual genetic profile influences what we can and can’t digest, our tendency to gain weight, absorb important nutrients and cope with toxins.
Let’s take a deeper look into the world of nutrigenomics and weight management.
The first thing to say is that nutrigenomics is a tool in the ‘diet toolbox’ that can help you manage your weight. It’s not the whole answer, of course not, but there are some valuable insights. Let’s start with how best to balance your carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
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