Channel your inner Bourdain
The most robust diet type in Gene Food world. Genetically, Mosaics score off the charts for fat metabolism and blood sugar response. Histamine shouldn’t be an issue. The big challenge for Mosaics, like for all of us, is not to overdo it with protein, especially processed meats, and to steer clear of vegetable oils. No matter how good one’s genetics may look, no one will thrive on these foods as a staple. We like to think of the Mosaics as the Anthony Bourdain’s walking among us, sampling everything on offer from a local street fair and loving every minute of it.
Most closely related diet: Urban Grazer
Primary difference with Urban Grazer: Urban Grazer diet types are very likely to be lactose intolerant and therefore should exclude dairy products. By contrast, and assuming their digestive health is in good shape, Mosaic diet types can incorporate some dairy products into a healthy diet.
Biggest challenge: The challenge for Mosaic diet types is not to get overly confident. Yes, they enjoy more robust genes than many, but staying on top of blood work to make sure their bodies are in sync with their diverse diets is important.
Red meat friendly? Likely, yes. The fat metabolism of Mosaic genotypes is strong. As such, heart health metrics are more likely to be in the healthy range on a diet that is higher in fat. Nevertheless, even Mosaic dieters should be careful to have labs done to ensure they are not increasing their risk for cardiovascular disease when they go on a higher fat diet.
Keto friendly: Yes, but test, test, test.
Carnivore diet friendly? Nope. Mosaics may be the Lebron James of fat metabolism, but this doesn’t mean they are designed to eat nothing but meat. This is still a plant rich diet.
Does this diet type handle fermented foods? Unlike the Agrarian diet types and other low histamine diets, Mosaics can benefit from healthy fermented foods like sauerkraut and kombucha.
What about pancakes and refined grains: As a general rule, refined grain products, especially those that have added sugar and oils are not good for any diet type. Having said that, Mosaic diet types should be able to get away with a few more pancake breakfasts than most without increasing their risk for type 2 diabetes.
Go to breakfast: Eggs and avocado.