The Wonders of Blood Types and Diet

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Blood type diet is a meal plan depending on a person’s blood type. There are four blood types, A, B, AB, and O. The diet became popular after a naturopath doctor, Dr. Peter D’Adamo, released his book, Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type. His research provides information on what foods are healthy for a specific blood type. Dr. D’Adamo’s book presents an association between an individual’s blood type and certain foods that will be well-received by the antibodies of our body. In simpler terms, the book shows that our blood type has an indicator of which foods our body can process and which may trigger problems. Our blood type can also recommend which illnesses or diseases we are most at risk or susceptible of contacting. The book received enormous support from readers and became a New York Times bestseller.

We need to know our blood type and incorporate it with our meal planning. Since each blood type has its own feature, we’ll discuss them individually to get a good grip over the blood type diet.

- Blood type “O” –

This blood type is the most common in the world and is well-known as a universal donor in terms of blood transfusion. Type “Os” are predisposed to ulcers and thyroid disorders. Dr. D”Adamo explained on his book that this blood type has low levels of thyroid hormone and insufficient levels of iodine. This condition provides fluid retention, fatigue and weight gain. A diet rich in saltwater fish and the seaweed “bladder wrack” is recommended. Type “O” should eat a diet high in protein. They can eat lean, organic meats, fruits and vegetables but should limit wheat and dairy.

- Blood type “A” –

This blood type can be predisposed to cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, it is advised that people with type “A” blood type should adapt a lifestyle that is more proactive and eat foods which balance the hormones such as antioxidants. Type “A” has low levels of hydrochloric acid in their stomach making it difficult to process animal protein and fat, but, it has high intestinal digestive enzyme to give a better absorption of carbohydrates. It is best for type “As” to concentrate on meals rich on pure, fresh and organic vegetables. Cut back on meat since this is not the right food for your blood type. A vegetable diet will give a healthy weight loss and it will also eradicate toxins from your body. Low-fat fruits, carbohydrates and a minimal amount of dairy products will also suit you.

Wonders of Blood Types The Wonders of Blood Types and Diet
- Blood type “B” –

This type of blood is considered an omnivore. B”, according to the book is adaptable since its omnivore. However, major causes of “Bs” weight gains come from wheat, corn, lentils, buckwheat, peanuts, sesame seeds and tomatoes. These foods affect your metabolic process which gives way to fluid retention, fatigue and hypoglycemia. Instead, eat foods such as green vegetables, eggs and low fat dairy products. Chicken is also not recommended for your blood type, Dr. D’Adamo suggest goat, lamb, mutton, venison and rabbit as replacement. Avoid processed foods and mix your diet with proteins and carbohydrates.

- Blood type “AB” –

This blood group is the least common among blood types. “AB” came from the combination of blood types A and B. Type “AB” can be susceptible to stomach cancer because of their low levels of stomach acid. Therefore, this blood type is advised to avoid caffeine, alcohol, smoked and cured meats and should eat in smaller but more frequent meals. Foods to eat are seafood and fishes such as mahi-mahi, red snapper, tuna, sardines, and salmon among others. If you’re this person, you can benefit from tofu, dairy and cultured dairy products such as yogurt and kefir. It is also advisable to eat more green vegetables than starches and proteins during meal.