How to Eat Healthy?

    Establishing a healthy eating practice is a difficult task especially for fellow Malaysians. The reason being is we are always being surrounded by tons of delicious delicacies, ranging from popular Nasi Lemak to Penang Prawn Mee to Roti Canai, you name it, we have it. 24-hours Mamak food stores are easily accessible at many shop corners nearby residential areas.  We all know that plenty of fruits and vegetables is a good thing, but a wide variety of highly processed foods sometimes make us forget our best intentions. So what items on the menu do we need and what are the limitations for consumptions of not so healthy foods?

    Recently there are a few health tips that are quite popular in the local scene.

    1) The Overnight Oat

    It is believe that eat oat that has been soaked overnight are healtier. The explaination behind are becaused soak oat is easier to digest besides they will become higher in resistant starch which are good in reducing insulin. In addition, they are easy to prepare in just few steps. Just right before you sleep, get a scope or a few tablespoon of oat and put them into a mug. After that add in some water to about 1/4 of the mug and cover the top or place them in the fridge. On the next day, you can mix them in your yogurt or just mix them with your morning Milo drink.

    2) Add Lemon in water

    Lately you may observe a lot people like to add in a slice of lemon in their water bottle. Besides adding flavor to their drink, lemon is also believed to have many benefits like help in losing weight due to its petin fibre content and cleanses your system. It also contains high vitamin C which could boost your immune system. The is a way to prepare lemon water for busy people.  You may squeeze the lemon juice whenever you are free and store them in the ice cube container and store them in the freezer. Whenever you feel like drinking it, just grab the frozen lemon cube and put it in your drinks.

    3) An 'Apple' a day to a 'Kiwi' a day.

    Kiwi has slowly appear in Malaysian daily fruits diet when more and more studies on benefits of kiwi being shared over the social media like Facebook. Due to it high content of antioxidant and vitamin E, Kiwi is well-known for being able to prevent cancer and also protect skin from degeneration. Just slice it into half you can start scoping them up with spoon.

    One-size-fits-all nutrition guidelines may not be applicable to your unique genetical and biochemical setup. The best way to find answers to those questions is a personalized evaluation of our dietary needs followed by the development of a healthy eating plan.

    Benefits of an Individualized Nutrition Plan.

    The way our system functionsprimarily depends on a set of genes we carry in our body cells. Genes regulatethe ability to break down food and absorb the nutrients. They control the way our body stores or burns the fat. Genes can be responsible for many metabolic dysfunctions that people suffer from (e.g. lactose intolerance and diabetes).

    It is not surprising that by studying particular genes certified practitioner can identify the underlying problem of many symptoms. Such DNA testing known as DNA profiling allows to screen multiple genes that may cause a most dangerous health conditions and predict for you the probability of those diseases. However, even if you are healthy, professional advice can help prevent the development of potentially deadly conditions later in your life.

    How can Certified Practitioner identify our particular nutritional needs? 

    The first step is a collection of your DNA sample. Usually a swab from your inner cheek or saliva sample is enough. Then, in the lab your DNA will be analyzed to find any mutations in the particular genes. Based on this information certified practitioner can determine your individual needs.

    For example, people who have mutations in ACE genes often have an impaired sodium metabolism. It means that the safe level of salt consumption significantly different from the general population.

    Mutations in APOA2 gene increase the risk of obesity. Thus, early calorie intake control and limitation of processed food consumption may prevent the weight gain. 

    People with mutations in genes that control breaking down the caffeine may experience the effects of a cup of coffee longer than the average person. They should not exceed 2 cups of coffee a day while regular advice is a 4 cups a day limit.

    Your unique DNA profile provides information for personalized nutrition and exercise plan and help you to meet your health goal. If you are interested to know more, find out more at dna profiling services webpage.