February 27 is National Protein Day!
Protein is a macronutrient that’s important for the body’s development and growth. It increases metabolism, in turn providing energy to help burn calories naturally. Protein can be found in fish, chicken, beans, certain veggies, and more. A person’s ideal protein intake varies by weight — to determine the right amount for your body type, it is recommended to seek advice from a doctor or nutritionist.
While protein plays a large role in our health, it is just one component-- carbs, healthy fats, fruits, and vegetables also need to be considered. When looking at health and wellness as a whole, diet is also just one small part of it. We can’t forget the importance of engaging in consistent physical activity and looking after our mental health. Diet, living an active lifestyle, and the health of our minds all take part in making up our individual well-being.
Another factor that often gets overlooked is our genetic makeup. Our individual genes can tell us a lot about which nutrients we need more or less of, which diet will positively affect us most, and what type of lifestyle our bodies need to maintain a healthy weight.
BASE10 offers a nutrigenomics program that delivers personalized, DNA-based recommendations to improve health outcomes. Organizations can partake in the dietitian-driven program to ensure employees gain the support and education needed to effectively manage health and chronic illness.
To learn more about the program, click here
About BASE10 Genetics, Inc.
Located in Chicago, BASE10 is a healthcare software technology company whose platform creates turnkey disease management programs that can be deployed at scale for nursing home operators, pharmacies, payors, and self-funded employers.