Nutritional DNA (Nutrigenomics)
When it comes to individual diet, one-sizes-fits-all approach may not lead to optimal health. Research has shown that personalised dietary advice based on your DNA is more valuable than general population-based recommendations. When you know your genes react to certain types of food, there is a greater chance that you will eat healthier.
1. Vitamin C
Inadequate vitamin C intake is linked to increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer, based on individual's DNA, you will find out your recommended vitamin C intake. Foods high in vitamin C including guava, orange, pineapple, strawberries, grapefruit, mango, red peppers, brussels sprouts & broccoli etc.
2. Omega-3 Fats
Omega-3 fat may help reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering triglyceride levels, based on your DNA, you will find out your recommended omega-3 fat intake. Foods are rich in omega-3 fat such as salmon, herring, anchovy, mackerel, trout, tuna, lobster, chia seeds & ground flaxseed etc.
3. Sodium (Salt)
Sodium (salt) intake is linked to blood pressure, based on your DNA, you will find out your recommended sodium intake. Choose fresh food and swap salt with herbs & spices for cooking.
You can book your appointment with Violet the Dietitian; to do the nutrition DNA test, set up your health goals and start your path to eating according to your genes.
Violet Man practices in Central clinic and Clearwater Bay Clinic. To make an appointment please call Central Tel 2121 1402 or Clearwater Bay at 2719 6366