To what extent does nutrition influence your genetic make-up?


#1

Is what you eat a factor that affects your DNA? Can your DNA be negatively affected by the food you consume?


#2

Have you heard of the saying “you are what you eat”? It’s not just a legend.

Your DNA replicates all the time and your cells constantly work on repairing any damages in your DNA that’s done through replication. Without proper nutritious food, the proteins in the repair mechanisms may not keep up with the rate of damage and the genes will remain “broken”. All this can lead to higher rates of cancer.

A good diet prevents inflammation in the body, and will boost your health. Nutrition plays such an important role in gene regulation and gene expression - genes determine what cells do and what types of hormones, enzymes, or proteins they produce.