How Your Optimal Foods Were Chosen
Let's talk about how your Optimal Food list was created just for you. It starts with taking a look at your macronutrient and micronutrient recommendations and then comparing them to our extensive food database.
How Foods are Matched to Your Genetic Needs
First, your genetic-based nutrient recommendations are determined by analyzing your genes against research showing specific health benefits for people with your genotype. After we have your nutrient needs, then we analyze the foods in our database to see which will have the closest match to your recommendations.
For example, if your results suggest you may benefit from a higher vitamin C intake, potassium, and fiber, your foods list will contain certain foods that are high in those specific nutrients. In this case, you may see foods like oranges or peppers at the top of your recommended foods list.
If your analysis suggests you may benefit from less sodium or saturated fat, certain meats like salami or chuck roast likely will not show up on your list.
Why don't I see certain healthy foods I enjoy?
You may be wondering why certain foods you enjoy which are generally considered healthy such as kale, olive oil, blueberries, or apples didn't show up on your list. If that’s the case, it is because they didn't have quite as close of a match to your macro and micronutrients as other foods. It is known that apples are a healthy food, but maybe blackberries and bananas give you a better nutritional bang for your buck.
There’s no need to avoid eating other healthy foods that don’t appear on your list, but we encourage you to include more of your GenoPalate recommended foods when you can.