How Your Optimal Foods Were Chosen

Let's talk about how your Optimal Food list was created just for you. First, we looked at what your genes told us about your macro- and micronutrient needs. Then, we compared your needs to our extensive list of foods.

How We Match Foods to Your Genes

First, we figure out what nutrients your genes say you need by referencing countless research studies. These studies show that people with specific genetic variants saw a health benefit when they ate certain levels of nutrients. These health benefits could include weight loss, decreased blood pressure, improved cholesterol, and so on. Once we know what you need, we check our food list to find the ones that match your recommendations the closest.

For example, if your results suggest you should eat more vitamin C, potassium, and fiber, your list will have foods that are high in these things. You might see things like oranges or peppers at the top.

If your genes say you should have less sodium or saturated fat, certain meats like salami or chuck roast won't be on your list.

Why Don't I See Some Healthy Foods I Like?

You might be wondering why some healthy foods you like, such as kale, olive oil, blueberries, or apples, aren't on your list. It's because they didn't match your nutrient needs as closely as other foods. Even though apples are healthy, maybe blackberries and bananas are a better fit for what your body needs.

You don't have to avoid eating the other healthy foods you like, but we suggest you try to eat more of the foods we recommended based on your genes whenever you can.

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