How healthy is your diet? The most precise answer someone could probably assemble might be something like "pretty much healthy" or "not that healthy." But now, a new urine test offers a more specific and dependable answer to that question, per a small new study.
The Urine Content After Examination Can Provide Data About Your Health
The test distinguishes and measures the levels of firm biological markers that are created when foods such as meats, fruits, and vegetables are digested into the body after individual eats them, the researchers found.
In the recent study, the researchers asked 19 people to follow four diverse diets that extended from very healthy (more intake of fruits and vegetables) to rather unhealthy (with lots of high-fat junk foods and low in fruits and vegetables). Each individual in the study surveyed each of these four diets: They remained at a lab, on four separate events, for three days at a time, and during each stay, the scientists collected the people's urine models in the morning, afternoon and evening.
Based on the results of their assessments, the researchers created a profile of urine complexes that indicates that a person is eating a healthy diet that's rich in fruits and vegetables.
The new test could be used in the investigation that looks at people's dietary habits, the scholars said. Typically, the data on people's diets that is used in studies is self-reported. In distinction, the new test delivers information that is more objective and precise, the researchers said.
However, the work on the test is still in its early stages, and it is not commercially obtainable yet, Garcia-Perez said. The researchers are at work on developing the test added, she told Live Science. Once the test is advanced further, it could also be used one day in weight-loss plans to monitor whether people are in proper guidance of their diets, Garcia-Perez said.