Did you know that nutrition can affect your genes? We wanted to share this post from The Apeiron Center and Director of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics, Michelle Ricker.
Diet is believed to have a major influence on both the development and prevention of age-related diseases. Not only does it influence our health, many components of the food we eat have the potential to cause epigenetic changes. For example, broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables contain something called isothiocyanates, which are able to increase histone acetylation and therefore impact the way our genes are expressed. This means food not only helps with weight loss or weight gain, it has the potential to change our bodies at a molecular level.