It’s been few months now that you have put yourself on a diet and also you are exercising regularly, but probably still struggling to identify why you have not been able to shred out weight, the problem is with your genes.
As per the study conducted by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, they studied connection between human brain, genetics and obesity. The researchers found that neurological & cognitive traits have genetics link with obesity. The study also suggests that an individual prone to obesity is more sensitive to visual food prompters.
Nutrigenetics is the study of interaction between nutritional factors with individual genetic variations and their association with health & diseases. Genetic variations affecting certain metabolic traits in turn dictate dietary means and requirements like how much food to eat, how the food will be break down & how to store fat.
FTO gene in the body affects the hungriness of the person, hence some people have higher intake of food than others. ADRB2 gene breaks down the fat. PPARG gene creates fat cells and determines how fats & carbohydrates would be utilized as the source of energy. It is one of the primary causes of weight gain. It also results in increasing risk for diabetes and heart problems.
According to Ryan Fernando, best nutritionist in India, genetics play a major role in deciding a best nutrition plan for an individual, as it would determine what food, body would be able to digest, how much nutrients does it absorb and its tendency to gain weight. There are some people who require high fat diets, and then there are people who are allergic to certain kind of foods. The knowledge about what food would suit to one’s gene can lead to weight loss, healthy living and would also help in prevention or treatment of a disease.
According to Ryan Fernando, Best sports nutritionist in India, also states why genetic testing is equally important for athletes and as well as to non-sports person. Many digestive and metabolic functions rely on the body’s pool of certain enzymes. Genetic tests can help identify if they have the correct and enough of these enzymes required for metabolizing vitamins or minerals.
Craig Maclean, the famous track cyclist & Olympics Gold medalist and Novak Djokovic, the famous tennis player, were both diagnosed with Celiac disease (gluten intolerance) and owe their success to a gluten-free diet. Another tennis star Serena Williams is allergic to wheat and her diet consists of raw foods. Robin Uthappa’s weight loss plan during IPL 7 was based on a Nutrigenomics test. (http://ryanfernando.blogspot.com/2014/05/weight-loss-for-robin-uthappa-ipl-7.html)
What should you do?
You cannot change your genes, but you can change your food. Get a Genetics test done to know how your body responds to certain types of foods and what diet would be best for you to lead a healthy life.
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