The connection between genetics and nutrition seems to be on many people’s minds these days. In a recent Nutrition Diva podcast, I discussed a new DNA test that supposedly reveals exactly what foods and supplements you should be eating. And in the ND newsletter, I fielded a question from a reader who had been told to eliminate tropical fruit from her diet because her ancestors stemmed from Northern Europe. In truth, I think our nutrition choices affect how our genes behave much more than our genes dictate our nutritional needs.
Other topics I covered in the last two weeks include the pros and cons of cocoa nibs, blood tests that supposedly reveal hidden food sensitivities, as well as my take on sensational headlines about egg yolks being as dangerous as smoking. Finally, check the What’s Cooking blog on recipe.com for some recipes for Jerusalem artichokes.