Green Common advocates to promote plant-based eating and sustainable living. The recent launch of its website combines smart-tech personalized food recommendations, nutrition analysis and online shopping of plant-based food products together. Curated by a registered dietitian, the site aims to provide one-stop service by first selecting food products that are "Right For You" and then delivering them to your doorstep. You can now login to the site anytime and anywhere, preset your personal dietary preferences, input food allergy information etc, the system will then automatically choose food products that are only "Right For You".
Overweight and Three-Highs are common among urbanites due to hectic and unhealthy lifestyle. In view of this situation, Green Common hopes to assist you to achieve better health by setting goals in seven areas: Lose Weight, Build Strength, Control Blood Pressure and Cholesterol, Keep Healthy Blood Sugar, Strong Bones, Prevent Anemia and Maintain Healthy Bowel. After picking a health goal, the site will automatically select and display suitable products, offering personalized food recommendations to enhance health status.
For example, if you want to control blood pressure and cholesterol, the site will select products that are low in sodium, without added sodium, low in saturated fat, contain no trans fat or no cholesterol and eliminate those that are high in fat, high in saturated fat, high in sugar or high in sodium. Even though you do not have any nutrition background, you can still easily find food products that are beneficial to you. Click here to learn more.
Green Common Team knows it is difficult for majority of people to understand what exactly the numbers on nutrition labels mean. As a consequence, we analyse the nutrition values of every single product and use simple icons to display their nutrition qualities. In just a glance, you can know if a food product is low in sugar, low in fat, low in sodium, high in calcium etc. In addition, with the "Compare Products" function, you can compare a maximum of four products at the same time to learn more about their serving sizes, ingredients, nutrition values etc.
Nutrigenomics is the study of nutrition and genetics which helps us discover the different ways that individuals respond to food based on their genetic make-up. While all humans are genetically very similar, we all have slight differences in our genetic profile which set us apart from other people. These tiny variations influence the effect that nutrients have on our bodies and how we metabolize the food that we eat.
On the one hand, the foods we eat can affect the way our genes are expressed. On the other hand, our genes are able to influence how our bodies respond to these foods. Your DNA can tell a lot about you - like if you're more sensitive to carbohydrates than others, whether you should incorporate more Vitamin B into your diet, if you are more sensitive to alcohol than your friends, what type of exercises are more suitable for you, and many more. Your DNA can even tell you if you're more likely to develop certain types of cancer such as Breast, Ovarian, Colorectal and more.
Personalized nutrition should hinge on this two-way relationship between our food and our genes. Circle DNA test kits are now available at Green Common to provide you reliable, effective and affordable genetic tests, including Cancer DNA test and the award-winning Diet Fitness Pro360. With a simple saliva sample, Circle will help uncovering your unique exercise and nutrition needs and assess your risk for 8 common cancers. All you have to do is rub your cheeks for 30 seconds using the sample collecting cotton tip and mail the sample back to Circle's certified laboratory in Hong Kong for analysis (free of charge). Your results will be available in 14-21 days. After getting your own DNA results, you can shop for the right food products based on recommendations for different diet insights at Green Common and begin your personalized health journey to "Eat Gene-iusly". Click here to learn more.
Green Common invites people from different areas to share their favourite food products. These people include Green Monday ambassador Janis Chan, Chief Kindness Officer Kay Tse, Cooking Master Veggie Mom, registered dietitian and nutritionist. By knowing their recommendations, together with the smart-tech personalizing function mentioned, you can easily add fail-proof goodies to your shopping cart. Explore Green Stars' picks now!