Culinary Genomics

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​We’ve taken the principles of Culinary Genomics, developed by
Amanda Archibald, RD, Founder of the Genomic Kitchen,
to create the Nourish Menu.

The power of Culinary Genomics lies in understanding which foods communicates with which genes to produce which proteins, and, to facilitate this communication, two things are critical: the quality of ingredients and how they’re prepared.

 

In a nutshell, Culinary Genomics puts the right ingredients, prepared in the right way, onto your plate. The Genomic Kitchen's culinary toolbox,  M.I.S.E.™ ,  is comprised of four food categories, and ingredients from each category support the work of master genes to manage inflammation and oxidative stress.

The foods listed in the M.I.S.E.™ Toolbox have been carefully selected based on extensive evidence-based research from peer-reviewed literature, demonstrating their functionality in food-gene relationships and nutrition biochemistry. The super foods have been selected based on extensive research in the USDA Standard Nutrient Reference Database and prioritizing their nutrient density profiles.

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Master ingredients are foods rich in specific bioactives.  These small substances are found in common herbs, spices and plant-based foods. Bioactives prompt your body to turn on pathways that may reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the body.  Examples include apples, broccoli, and ginger. 

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Influencer ingredients incorporates basic nutrition science that food, nutrients and other substances contribute to our health.  This group include nutrients like B vitamins, essential minerals and omega-3 fatty acids needed to support vital human functions (like detoxification and brain health).   Examples include avocado, spinach and salmon

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Super foods are nutrient dense foods with a wide variety of vitamins and minerals per bite. The diversity of their nutrients make them super foods.  Super foods support every activity in the body. Examples include lentils, chickpeas, and flax seeds.

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Enabler ingredients provide prebiotics and probiotics for a healthy gut. These foods encourage the growth of natural healthy bacteria in your gut and ensure they are fed!  Without a healthy gut you cannot absorb the nutrients and bioactive from the food you eat, so your genes have nothing to work with. Examples include bananas, fermented foods and yogurt.

Food is the best information your body can use, and Culinary Genomics ensures that you get the best information about your food by helping you understand what to buy, what it does in your body, and how to prepare it to satisfy both your taste buds and your genes.

To learn more about the foods in M.I.S.E.™  visit the Genomic Kitchen