Your Gene Kitchen Larder

Below is a ‘starter kit’ list of ingredients that are known to have positive health benefits and are used extensively in the recipes included in this book. It does not include fruit and vegetables, nor fresh ingredients. Organic is always best if possible. Whenever possible, try to stick to fresh, seasonal produce.

  • Dried apricots
  • Turmeric
  • Cold-pressed olive oil
  • Green tea
  • All nuts (no added salt or flavourings)
  • Dark chocolate
  • Pumpkin, sesame, sunflower and flaxseeds
  • Quinoa
  • Brown rice
  • Lentils
  • Capers
  • Tahini
  • Miso
  • Pearl Barley
  • Star anise
  • Tamari/soy sauce
  • Honey
  • Maple syrup
  • Cinnamon
  • Chia seeds
  • Chipotle paste
  • Black beans
  • Organic porridge oats/rolled oats
  • Wasabi paste
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Chilli flakes
  • Black Darjeeling tea
  • Cocoa powder
  • Soba noodles
  • Polenta

Cooking for Your Genes

Helen and Debbi Nathan

Combining cutting-edge science and stress-free, delicious recipes, Cooking for Your Genes explores how food ‘talks’ to our genes. It looks at the interaction between biology and our genes, and how we can eat our way to better health.
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