The FADS Diet

Farming may have made the human race prevail but the switch from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle changed your genetics. The FADS gene helped metabolize plant based foods and Omega-3s, where previously your genes were geared toward meat absorption. Research in Nature Ecology & Evolution found the gene was associated with bowel disease, cardiovascular disease, arthritis and bipolar disorder if your dietary habits didn’t fit the gene you were lumped with. FADS was more prevalent in southern Europe so take a test from 23andme.com to see if your stomach’s DNA should be running down beats or picking leaves.