After having many of our health advice article, time to have something different. In this article, we are writing to tell you about the future of healthy eating, personalized nutrition.
What is personalized nutrition?
It is a dietary plan customized individually for the best result (Cases such as for healthy purpose, weight-loss, or muscle-building).
How is it different?
Scientists found that the human body process the same food in different ways, even in twins. The reasons for the different are suspected to be different way of metabolism, gut microorganisms, meal timings and so on.
If only we could change the “one-size-fit-all” suggestion diet and make it personalized for everyone, it would have a big impact to the world.
It can be seen that the chronic disease epidemics like obesity just don’t seemed to become less, as if the guidelines are not effective.
What experiment result suggest its validity?
A research project called “PREDICT 1” examine the biological response (Blood sugar level, insulin resistance, dietary fat etc) of participants, with more than half are twins on certain food for 14 days. The result was, the biological responses are different from person to person, where genes don’t fully explain the variation.
Another experiment was done on mice. There were 4 groups composed of 4 genetically different mice being fed with four different diets. The result suggest the best diet for someone doesn’t mean it is the best for others with different gene.
Although both experiment contradicts on the point of genetic factor, both of them suggest that diet can be personalized.
The future is soon
It is really exciting that if humans can someday come out with personalized nutrition, it will be revolutionary to nutrition world!
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