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You Are What You Eat: How Your Diet Turns Genes On And Off

I think we’ve all heard the saying, “You Are What You Eat.” It’s an age-old saying, yet recent research has proven that this turn of phrase is more accurate than we ever realized. I’m talking about the study of epigenetics. What is epigenetics? It’s the study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself. In other words, what you eat, where you live, who you interact with, when you sleep, how you exercise, even aging – all of these can eventually cause chemical modifications around the genes that will turn those genes on or off over time. The Components of Food Many components of food have the potential to cause epigenetic changes in humans. For example, broccoli and other...