- What is nutrigenomics?
‘Nutrigenomics’ is an amalgam of two words — nutrition and genome. The word ‘genome’ refers to the genetic makeup of an individual while ‘nutrition’ refers to the nutrients our body needs in order to maintain optimal level of health and wellbeing. Nutrigenomics is a new scientific discipline that investigates the relationship between genome and nutrition, thereby helping us understand how our body reacts to different foods, beverages, and supplements.
Snacking is something we all like to do. In fact, it has become more of a pastime for many of us. We eat when we are bored, or maybe when we need an excuse to catch up with someone. But we don’t realize that those small bites could easily snowball, adding a couple of inches to our waistline.
So, what one can do to enjoy snacking without gaining extra pounds? Making right choices regarding what you eat, when you eat, and how much you eat can help you maintain healthy weight.
Here are a few strategies that you can use to snack smarter and look and feel fitter.
A low-carb, zero-sugar, and high-protein diet may sound like a good idea to anyone who’s trying hard to shed some extra pounds, but it does not definitely fit all. Each of us responds differently to different nutrients because of the variations in our genetic makeup. Therefore, a weight loss diet that’s producing amazing results for your friend may not produce the same effects for you.
So, for anyone who’s struggling achieving their ideal weight and body shape, it is important to understand how genetics influence our dietary habits, as well as our body’s response to different macro- and micro-nutrients.