Nutrigenomics & Nutrition+
We eten iedere dag, en bij elke maaltijd maken we weer keuzes wat we zullen gaan eten. Die keuzes zijn vaak gebaseerd op vragen zoals: ‘waar heb ik zin in?’, ‘of ‘wat is lekker?’ en helaas minder vaak: ‘wat is de gezonde keuze?’ of ‘wat is goed voor míjn lijf?’.
Daarbij is het niet gemakkelijk om te bepalen wat nu gezond is en in welke mate. Nutrition+ is een aanvulling en verdieping op het Nutrigenomics-rapport. Wij geven hierin een uitgebreidere uitleg over de macro- en micronutriënten die in het Nutrigenomics-rapport aan bod komen, zodat je een goede basis hebt om gezonde keuzes te maken. Gezonde keuzes die het best bij jouw lichaam passen.
The Nutrigenomics-report provides insight into your genetic predisposition to various metabolic processes in the body. Genetic differences determine, in part, the differing needs for different nutrients between individuals based on the effectiveness of absorption and processing.
A genetic profile can help make the right choices to meet the body’s daily nutrient needs.
Achieving and/or maintaining a healthy weight deserves extra attention in this time, where food is in abundance and our daily exercise is quite easily minimal.
This section provides insight into your personal energy needs and whether you are currently at a healthy weight. In addition, 30 genetic variants are mapped that may entail an increased risk of overweight.
We can tell you based on that whether you have a reduced, average or increased predisposition to obesity.
The macronutrients: fats, proteins and carbohydrates, are the nutrients that we need in large quantities to provide our body with energy and building materials.< /p>
All macronutrients are essential for the body and are all present in a healthy and balanced diet. The Nutrigenomics-report provides insight into the genetic basis for a guideline of the optimal ratio in which you can include these nutrients in your diet.
This is also known as a macronutrient profile.
The micronutrients are the nutrients of which we only need small amounts, but are essential for our body.
The micronutrients can be divided into vitamins and minerals. A deficiency of one of these micronutrients in the diet can lead to physical and mental complaints.
Genetic variants influence the metabolism of these nutrients and can potentially increase the risk of deficiency.
Salt is used as a seasoning and preservative. For this reason, salt is added to (ready-made) food products and used during cooking to flavor vegetables and potatoes, for example.
In this way we ingest relatively much salt every day, often unnoticed. Salt is important for the fluid balance of our body. It causes fluid retention, which leads to more fluid and thus more blood in the arteries, which can lead to high blood pressure.
A (too) high blood pressure can eventually cause cardiovascular disease and should therefore be prevented as much as possible. Genetic variants can predispose to an extra large effect of salt intake on blood pressure. If you are a carrier of these variants, it is wise to be extra careful with salt in the diet.
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Food is not only a basic necessity of life, but it is also very interesting! That is why the Nutrigenomics-report also provides some fun facts about nutrition.
How do you experience the flavors bitter and savory (umami), for example? ? Are you extra sensitive to alcohol and does your urine smell like that after eating asparagus?
And are you genetically a real coffee lover? , or does a cup of coffee after dinner lead to a sleepless night? With the Nutrigenomics-report you will find out the best facts about yourself.
Micronutrients: in the body and your diet
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