A new article published in The Conversation by Monica Dus has highlighted the role of nutrigenomics on our health.
Nutrigenomics is an evolving science that studies the interaction between human genome, human nutrition and health. In this article, Monica suggests a new definition of food beyond calories, energy and sustenance, as something directly able to talk to our genome. As an analogy, Monica talks about worker and queen bees who are genetically identical but become two different life forms based on the food they eat, with queen bees feeding on royal jelly which has nutrients that create their anatomy and physiology while worker bees feed on nectar and pollen.
More relevant than bees, the article explains that depending on the type of nutritional information, food can influence human’s wellness, disease risk, life span, and also the microbiome – the microorganisms that live in our gut, skin, and mucosa which have a necessary role in health. The article finishes emphasising that a better understanding of nutrigenomics is likely to empower both present and future societies and generations.
Learn more about this article at https://theconversation.com/what-you-eat-can-reprogram-your-genes-an-expert-explains-the-emerging-science-of-nutrigenomics-165867
As a reminder, Fitgenes offer the Health and Wellbeing Report, based on nutrigenomic principles, and designed to assist with health and wellness by focusing on biologically relevant pathways such as inflammation, methylation, and metabolism.