Eating Food According to Your Blood Type: The Most Effective Way to Manage Weight and Improve Health

Nov 05, 2015 11:04 AM EST | By Miss Darna

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The Blood Type diet is the next best thing to jumpstart your fitness goals!

According to Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, author of Eat Right 4 Your Type, knowing the right food to eat that suits your blood type can help an individual in reducing weight and  preventing common diseases like cancer, anemia, gall bladder disorders, chronic fatigue disorders and in some cases even auto immune disorders.

As reported by Men's Fitness, Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, even classified the character trait of the person and prescribed the following food to eat and to avoid for each blood type as follows:

TYPE  O
Character Traits: Focused, leader, energetic
Your Diet: Type Os (considered the original blood type) are descendants from hunter-gatherers who relied mainly on animal protein to survive their strenuous lifestyles.

What to Eat: High Protein - Lean beef, lamb, turkey, chicken or fish, kelp, seafood and (in moderation) salt, which lowers the levels of iodine, for that optimal thyroid function.

What to Avoid: Might have difficulty digesting dairy, eggs and gluten, beans and legumes. Avoid wheat germ and wheat products like bread. Forget cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and mustard greens since they inhibit thyroid function.

TYPE A
Character Traits: Hardworking, responsible, calm
Your Diet: Type As have the digestive enzymes and bacteria it takes to digest grains and plants that other blood types might have a rough time breaking down.

What to Eat: Veggie and fruit diet - fruits like berries, figs, plums, apples, avocados, pears and peaches. Choose veggies like broccoli, artichokes, carrots, greens and garlic. Fish and poultry as well as red meat should be limited. Nuts, seeds, beans and soy are the excellent source of protein.  Grains, cereal, breads and pastas should be staples of your diet.

What to Avoid: Limit sugar, caffeine and alcohol and don't skip meals, especially breakfast. Stressful elements like extreme weather conditions, loud noise, overwork and violent TV and movies should also be avoided.

TYPE B 
Character Traits: Individualistic, relaxed, unconventional
Your Diet: Type Bs should eat more of  lean red meat (lamb, venison and beef) and fish, and choose turkey over chicken. Dairies like yogurt, cheese and milk are your best friend.  

What to Eat: Leafy greens and vegetables, and fruits like bananas, grapes, plums and pineapple.

What to Avoid: Grain, corn, buckwheat, rye, wheat, nuts and seeds since these food can alter your body's metabolic function.  

TYPE AB 
Character Traits: Difficult to read, trustworthy, volatile
Your Diet: The rarest blood type in the population, AB's staples should be veggies, seafood and turkey. Red meat should be eaten sparingly. ABs, thrives on dairy and can process eggs particularly efficiently.

What to Eat: A vegetable-rich diet with lots of carbohydrates. Fresh fruits like cherries, grapes, watermelon and figs are the best snacks for this blood type. Certain kinds of seafood, like mahi-mahi, red snapper, salmon, sardines and tuna, are also good to eat.

What to Avoid: Carb intake should be moderate, but bypass corn and buckwheat, which are difficult for ABs to digest. Avoid all smoked and cured meats as well as chicken, veal, beef, pork or shellfish. Steer clear of caffeine and alcohol, especially when you're stressed.

According to Times of India, Dr. D'Adamo explains that "his theory states that each blood group contains its own unique antigen (an antigen is any substance that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against it) marker, which has a tendency to react badly with certain foods, thereby leading to potential health problems."

Dr. D'Adamo also believes that the blood types evolved at different times in humanity's history, we should eat a diet based on the types of foods our ancestors typically ate at the time.

At present, Hollywood stars like Demi Moore, Courtney Cox-Arquette, Liz Hurley, Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr and Cheryl Cole, are following a diet that is suitable for their blood type.

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