Everything you need to know about diet and nutrition

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Genetics and food preference

What we know about the role that genetics plays in determining our food preferences has continued to grow as more scientific studies are completed. Here are a few things we know right now.

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Dairy alternatives for lactose intolerant people

Being lactose intolerant means that you'll have to find alternative sources of, for instance, butter, cheese, milk and ice cream. So what can you eat instead? We checked out the best dairy alternatives for you.

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A review of the healthiest fish

Fish is a major source of protein and omega-3s, among other nutrients and vitamins, but some are better than others. Which ones should you be eating?

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7 health benefits of vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the most popular micronutrients due to it's role as an immune booster and source of energy, activity and happiness. We investigate the 7 main health benefits of vitamin C that have given it such a good reputation.

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Health benefits of omega-3

Omega-3 is an essential nutrient that not only protects us from heart disease but is important for our overall health. Here's why you need sufficient omega-3 in your diet to help your body perform at its best.

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Everything you need to know about vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is an important vitamin that plays a vital role in many functions in your body. Including but not limited to red blood cell production, DNA synthesis and supporting nerve cell function. Discover exactly what it is and how it benefits your body. We also guide you on the best way to optimise your Vitamin B12 intake.

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Gene in Focus: Part 4 - CYP1A2 (Caffeine)

The next gene we'll be looking at is CYP1A2. The enzyme produced by this gene is responsible for about 95% of all caffeine metabolisation in your body. This is why we include CYP1A2 in our caffeine report. It also plays a role in phase-1 detoxification, particularly in how well your body deals with HCAs and PAHs found in charred meats.

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Gene in focus - Part 9: VDR (Vitamin D)

The next gene in our series is VDR; the vitamin D receptor gene. This gene plays a role in how well our bodies can utilise vitamin D, which in turn can affect various different processes. Currently, VDR appears in three different sections of our report - power/endurance, vitamin D needs, and caffeine sensitivity.

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Are food allergies genetic?

The reasons behind food allergies are diverse, and currently there exists a situation where the only available prevention for food allergies is to avoid the foods that you are allergic to altogether. We investigate the causes of allergies, by looking at genetics, the environment and their relationship.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about alcohol

Got a question about alcohol? We've put together an extensive guide to alcohol and its effects on the body. If you can't find the answer to your question here, pop us a mail at advice.centre@dnafit.com. We'll get one of our wellness team to help you find the information you need.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about caffeine

Got a question about caffeine? We've put together an extensive guide to the world's favourite morning pick-me-up. If you can't find the answer to your question here, pop us a mail at advice.centre@dnafit.com. We'll get one of our wellness team to help you find the information you need.

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DNAFit genetic nutrition report FAQs [Part 2]

We've DNA tested a lot of people at DNAFit over the years (over 36 000 in fact), and we've also received a lot of questions regarding the contents of our reports. Here's a break down of some of our most frequently asked questions. We hope you find some of the answers you're looking for!

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Everything you need to know about a Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean diet is one of the diet types that DNAFit suggests for you according to your genetic results. If you have a low to medium sensitivity towards both carbohydrates as well as saturated fats then this would be the optimal diet type for you. Here's what the Mediterranean diet is, an example of a Mediterranean diet plan and how it keeps you healthy.

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Everything you need to know about a low fat diet

The low fat diet is a fairly common diet type where most of the standard recommendations out there guide the general population towards a low-fat plan. Diet, however, is not a one size fits all approach and at that is why with DNAFit you can find out if a low-fat diet is in fact for you. This article unpacks what a low fat diet is, the various different types of fats as well as an example of a low fat diet plan.

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DNAFit genetic nutrition report FAQs [Part 1]

We've DNA tested a lot of people at DNAFit over the years (over 36 000 in fact), and we've also received a lot of questions regarding the contents of our reports. Here's a break down of some of our most frequently asked questions. We hope you find some of the answers you're looking for!

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Understanding carbohydrates, a low carb diet and the ketogenic diet plan

With the rise in popularity of the ketogenic diet, low carb diet plans are a topic of hot dispute. They're only really desirable if you have a high to very-high sensitivity towards refined carbohydrates. A low carb diet is one of the three diets DNAFit recommends based on your DNA test results. The following article covers everything you need to know about carbohydrates, a genetic predisposition towards carb sensitivity, and a low carb diet vs. the ketogenic diet.

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