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Using DNA to understand why foods affect you the way they do

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Do you ever wonder why each and every person has a different experience with food and their diet?

We’ve probably all seen by now how individual responses to different diets — from low fat to low carb and high fat — vary enormously. That’s why we see so many heated discussions out there on what the ‘best’ diet is. Yet some people on a specific diet program lose 60 pounds and keep it off for two years, and other people follow the same program religiously and they only lose 15 pounds and then gain it right back.

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Hydration, salt levels, and your DNA

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Salt is an important part of your daily diet. But you need to be mindful about the amount of salt that you consume in order to reduce your chances of consuming too much. The recommended salt intake for an adult is 1500 mg/day. Training athletes may require levels as high as 3200 mg/day to replace the salt lost in their sweat.

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Vitamins, minerals, macronutrients, and your DNA

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, Jul 22, 2020

We know our bodies need fuel to feel and perform our best, and the fuel that we put in them has an impact on how we move, train, and recover.

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Gluten sensitivity and your DNA

Posted by Athletigen on Wed, Jul 08, 2020

Your digestive system is a complex biological machine that breaks down the foods you eat, releasing energy and nutrients that ultimately provide fuel for your body.

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DNA and its effect on age-related strength loss

Posted by Athletigen on Tue, Jun 30, 2020

One of the most significant physical changes that occurs as we age is loss of muscle mass. Gradual muscle loss can begin as early as the 30s and continue as we age. A physically inactive person can expect to lose between three percent and five percent of their muscle mass in their 30s and this loss can increase to over 10 percent per decade after 40, and even higher after 60.

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