A correct diet is essential to have good health. Hippocrates’ phrase “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food” gives a good example of this.
If you want to improve your diet, help weight loss or simply maintain good cardiovascular health, studying your genes will allow you to know how you respond to different macronutrients (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates) and thus establish the best diet for you.
A personalized nutrition based on your genetics will inform you of which foods you metabolize better and which you should consume in moderation and even eliminate from your diet.
In addition, genetics help detect food intolerances that may be reducing your health. Pathologies so common and that we hardly give importance as headaches, migraine or certain abdominal discomfort that you may suffer after meals can be the cause of an unknown food intolerance or sensitivity.
Nutrigenetics makes it possible to detect these intolerances and thus improve the quality of life of those who suffer them.
In fact, in some individuals with previous pathologies or who have a predisposition to suffer a specific disease, guiding a diet adapted to their genetic information could reduce and even prevent the appearance of these pathologies.
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