The Blood Type Diet

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Have you ever wondered if there’s a certain type of diet for people with different blood type? If you do then your curiosity is answered as there are certainly different kinds of diet for people with different blood groups. If you are wondering what they are then here’s your chance, read this article.

Does it really work?

Since it hasn’t been fully studied yet, no one can really tell if this diet works but it certainly has good effects. However there is one study that has evaluated this kind of diet. It has been found out that people with certain blood types get more of cholesterol-lowering benefit from eating low-fat diet. The only thing that this kind of diet didn’t proved is that it doesn’t work for weight loss.

According to Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo, who is the author of Eat Right 4 Your Type, each blood type reveals certain characteristics and personality. So eating the right food for your blood type and getting the right workout can help you out well.

Blood types and the food you need to eat

Here are the recommended foods according to the blood type in D’Adamo’s book.

Type O

If your blood is type O then you need a high-protein diet. It should be heavy on lean meat, poultry, fish and vegetables. Light grains like beans are also recommended as well as dairy. He also recommends that people with type O blood group should taking in supplements can help with tummy aches as well as other issues that people in this blood group tend to have.

Type A

For people with type A blood type, meat-free diet is recommended. It is recommended that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables as well as beans and legumes are important part of the Type A’s diet. Whole grains are also recommended. Since people with Type A blood have sensitive immune systems, it is important to remember that eating organic and fresh foods can strengthen the immune system.

Type B

People who belong to the Type B groups, eating green vegetables, certain types of meat, low-fat dairy and eggs should be a part of their meals. Avoid eating buckwheat, lentils, peanuts, tomatoes, corn and sesame seeds as they can cause problems to people in this blood group. Chicken may also be a problem to some as they can develop certain allergies to it.

Type AB

If you belong in this blood group then you should avoid eating food like tofu, seaweed, dairy and even green vegetables. Since it is believed that people with type AB blood have low stomach acid, they have difficulty in digesting. It is also important that people with AB blood to avoid caffeine, alcohol and processed meats that has been smoked or cured.

So if you don’t know your blood type yet, get it tested. Ask your physician about this kind of diet as well, this way you can determine if you need to follow the diet or not. See also if your physician recommends it too. If not then better stick to the diet you are already used to just as long as you are happy and healthy, nothing else matters really.


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