THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A “ONE SIZE FITS ALL” APPROACH WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTH

People are often confused by the all conflicting information about what constitutes a healthy diet, where one news report will sing the praises and health benefits of a certain food or nutrient, and seemingly moments later another reports a risk.

Sometimes this is just down to the media sensationalising the findings of a study, but the truth is we are all individual and what might work or be beneficial for one person may be quite the opposite for another.

A lot of this comes down to your individual genes. Some people may be genetically predisposed to certain health conditions and could therefore be more affected by certain dietary choices. For example, if Type 2 diabetes runs in your family you may be more prone to becoming diabetic on a high carb diet, or if high cholesterol is a concern you may be more affected by diets and are higher in saturated fats. The same applies to numerous health conditions and different types of foods to a greater or lesser extent.

When looking into what will work best for you it is important to recognise that this will depend on a wide range of factors, such as:

– Your individual genes
– Your personal health goals
– Personal preferences
– Your current health status, including diagnosed medical conditions and symptoms
– Any medications you might be taking
– Your personality type and general relationship to food 
– And of course your resources, such as time and energy

Don’t be disheartened if what worked for someone else isn’t working for you. The solution will be out there, you just haven’t found it yet.