Good metabolic health is essential to lowering the risk of serious health issues. There are several factors that determine whether or not someone has good metabolic health. Today in the Dynamic DNA Labs blog, we’ll explain these factors and how our Nutrition DNA test can help you improve your metabolic health.
When you hear the word ‘cholesterol’, you probably automatically think bad things. But not all cholesterol is bad. However, HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol is good for your body. The primary reason is that it eliminates the bad forms of cholesterol. The higher your levels of HDL, the lower your risk for conditions like heart disease.
LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol is known as “bad cholesterol”. This can build up in your blood vessels and cause clotting, making it difficult for your blood to flow. You definitely want lower levels of LDL cholesterol.
Triglyceride levels are another important factor in metabolic health. Triglycerides are a fat found in the blood. Triglycerides are extra energy you get from food which are used when your body is running low from your last meal.
You don’t want your triglyceride level to be too high or they can harden arteries and inflame your pancreas. This can lead to a host of serious medical conditions. You want to keep your TG at a normal level.
Blood Sugar Levels
Blood sugar, or glucose, is necessary for your body. Your cells use glucose as energy. However, at high levels, it can be harmful. High blood sugar can lead to diabetes and other serious health issues.
If your antioxidants and free radicals are out of balance, it’s known as oxidative stress. Continuous oxidative stress can lead to a variety of conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and more.
You need your body to oxidize. When free radicals overwhelm the antioxidants, that’s when the issues start. There are a number of things you can do to lessen oxidative stress including, but not limited to, eating fruits and veggies high in antioxidants, exercising, and avoiding smoking.
Choose Dynamic DNA Labs
If you’re looking to improve your health and fitness levels, let Dynamic DNA help. We have nutrition and fitness DNA tests that can analyze your metabolic health and make suggestions to improve it. Look at our products for more information or contact us if you have any questions.