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World Food day: Understanding the Other side of Healthy Food

World Food day: Understanding the Other side of Healthy Food
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Food is a giver. It gives us energy and essential nutrients for survival. But there’s also another side to food. Not always, does food help us.

Food is a giver. It gives us energy and essential nutrients for survival. But there’s also another side to food. Not always, does food help us.

At times, our genetic makeup doesn’t support certain common food that we consume daily. Just like fingerprints, every person’s genes also differ. Thus, what suits one person can harm the other. Not many people know that the food we consume daily can be harmful in the long run.

Something, as common as milk can help people increase their bone density but at the same time can cause bone diseases in other people. According to World Health Organisation, food allergies kill an estimated 2.2 million people globally. Hence on 16th October-World Food Day, it becomes extremely critical to spread awareness about food that can harm and kill humans.

Elaborating on this, Dr. Amol Raut, CEO, GeneSupport said, “Food is dynamic in nature. It reacts differently with different genes, this causes gene mutations. Gene mutations further give birth to food allergies. Many of these allergies are left unidentified because of their volatile nature. They cause long term effects which cannot be traced easily and recognised as food allergies. Thus wrong medications and treatment is given to patients.
A proper gene test helps identify these allergies and cure them with proper nutrition.”
Food that we consume on a daily basis, like, eggs, milk, soya, wheat (chapattis), peanuts, garlic, onion, cheese, fish is responsible for many food allergies. Proper awareness about the food we eat can help us deal with allergies in a better way and save many people.
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