Here are examples of 3 DNA-based diets -- low-fat , low-carb and balanced -- and how to determine which may be best for your genetic makeup.
A Low-Fat Diet
May be best for your DNA if you have:
- Heart disease in your family
- Low energy levels
- High LDL cholesterol
A low-fat diet can provide weight loss and protect you from diseases you're predisposed to. Avoid fatty foods, refined sugars and carbohydrates; they can make you feel lethargic. For best energy, eat low-fat carbs, including whole grains like quinoa, or legumes, like black beans. Choose monounsaturated fats like olive oil and avocado to improve your HDL cholesterol.
Low-Fat Diet Basics
Consume no more than 77 grams of fat per day
- 70% carbs
- 15% protein
- 15% fat
Click here for some low-fat diet recipes.