Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Carbohydrate Sensitivity is
What does this mean?
Likely to have a low carbohydrate sensitivity Your genotypes indicate that you have a lower tendency to be insulin resistant. Your body is likely to have a lower insulin response, and thus you are likely not carbohydrate-sensitive.
How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?
This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Carbohydrate Sensitivity.
Suggested Lifestyle Changes
- Take note of the amount and the types of carbohydrates you consume.
- The dietary guidelines recommend that carbohydrates provide 45 to 65 % of your daily calorie intake. So if you eat a 2000-calorie diet, you should aim for about 225 to 325 grams of carbohydrates per day. However, it should be emphasised more on complex carbohydrates (E.g. brown rice, quinoa, wholemeal pasta and bread) instead of refined carbohydrates sources (E.g. soda, white bread, ice-cream, energy drinks).
- Opt for complex carbohydrates such as unprocessed whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and legumes (E.g. oats, quinoa, brown rice, buckwheat), instead of simple carbohydrates (e.g. white bread, carbonated drinks, pastries, and other highly processed foods), as complex carbohydrates often provide more necessary vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre.
- Studies have shown that performing regular physical activity shows to improve blood glucose level, improve insulin sensitivity, weight loss and prevent chronic health complications such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
- According to RNI Malaysia 2017, it is recommended to engage at least 150 minutesorweek of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity (e.g. jogging, skipping rope and badminton) or at least 75 minutesorweek of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity (e.g. running, swimming and cycling) or an equivalent combination of moderate and vigorous-intensity activity in order to maintain a general health being.