Sometimes, you wonder why you are overweight, you have obsessive-compulsive disorder, diabetes, hypothyroidism–it is probably because you are eating the foods that aren’t compatible with your blood type. According to Peter D’Adamo, creator of the blood type diet, an individual will be healthier if he follows the diet that suits his blood type.
Vegetarian Diet: For Type A Blood
People having this blood type are generally hard working, responsible, and calm. But these individuals have a really sensitive immune system. They are considered to be prone to problems with the heart, cancer, diabetes and more. These group of individuals can get the most benefit from exercise which is calming and relaxing, such as Yoga, Pilates, and Tia Chi. Peter D’Adamo in his book, “Eat Right 4 Your Type” says that they should have a vegetarian diet with little or no meat at all.
Their body is said to react naturally well with this foods:
1. Fish (e.g. salmon, sea or rainbow trout, red snapper, cod and mackerel)
2. Wide variety of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables
For veggies: artichokes, onions, broccoli, okra, turnips and dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, collard greens and escarole
For fruits: blueberries, cherries, figs, pineapple, plums and grapefruit
3. Pumpkin seeds and peanuts (lentils, black-eyed peas, red soybeans, black beans and pinto beans)
4. Grains such as sprouted wheat, cereals like kasha, buckwheat or amaranth and rice, oat or rye flour
5. For seasoning, soy sauce, miso, ginger, garlic, mustard and tamari
These foods are to be eaten in moderation, occasionally, once or two times a week or few times weekly
1. Yogurt, goat cheese or kefir (occasionally)
2. Chicken and poultry (two times a week)
3. Asparagus, cucumbers, avocados, beets, strawberries and apples (few times weekly)
4. Rice, barley, corn, couscous, quinoa and millet (once or two times a week)
5. Pickles, salad dressing and jams or jellies (moderation)
These foods should be avoided:
1. Beef, pork, game meats and shellfish
2. Dairy products and eggs (use rice or soy milk as alternatives)
3. Fruits such as bananas, oranges, cabbage, eggplant, tomatoes and potatoes
4. Nuts and beans such as pistachios, cashews and beans such as navy, red, garbanzo or kidney beans
5. All types of white or wheat flour along with semolina pasta
6. All vinegar, ketchup, mayonnaise and pepper as well as corn, peanut, sesame and safflower oils
Variety Diet: For Type B Blood
Blood type B individuals should eat plenty of green vegetables, eggs and some meats. People with this blood type should have the most varied diet in comparison to the other blood types. They can eat an array of meat types.
People with this blood type can eat an array of meat types but chicken, along with dairy should be avoided or only eaten occasionally.
green vegetables, which D’Adamo says will aid with weight loss by speeding up the metabolism Meat in particular supposedly increases the metabolic rate of type-B people.licorice tea is allegedly a good way to avoid hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar.
Their body is said to react naturally well with this foods:
1. Plenty of meat such as meat of goat, lamb, rabbit, or venison (meat increases the metabolic rate of type-B people)
2. Fish (salmon, sardines, cod, halibut, mackerel, sea trout, sole and flounder)
3. Variety of vegetables especially green vegetables (everyday)
4. Broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale, collard greens, beet leaves and mustard greens
5. Beets, yams, sweet potatoes, carrots, red and white cabbage, eggplant, parsnips and all types of peppers including jalapeno and bell peppers
6. Eggs, yogurt, low- or nonfat milk, goat milk or cheeses such as mozzarella, ricotta, cottage, feta or farmer cheese
7. Cereal grains such as oats, oat bran, rice bran, spelt and millet (brown rice bread, rice cakes, Ezekiel or Essene bread)
8. Beverages (green tea,herbal teas containing peppermint, ginger, ginseng, sage, rose hips or raspberry leaf)
9. Juices from pineapple, grapes, papaya, cranberries or cabbage
-wheat, barley, corn and rye should be avoided
-although neutral foods such as pumpernickel bread, semolina pasta, soy flour bread and white, brown and basmati rice are allowed, they are not considered beneficial
Mostly Vegetables with Occasional Meats: For Type AB Blood
People with the blood group AB are able to have a varied diet but should try to limit their dairy intake. Their focus should be on eating sea foods and plenty of green vegetables, but should try to avoid products containing caffeine and alcohol. The blood group AB individual is encouraged to combine a variety of meats and vegetables into their diet, more-so vegetables and fruit with a lesser intake of meat and protein containing products, occasional dairy products are allowed but ought to be avoided where possible.
The AB blood group person is perceived to be hard to read and trustworthy in personality, and is the most complicated of all the blood groups in terms of their biological clock. AB was apparently the most recently discovered blood group so is a relatively new blood type where evolution is concerned. Combination exercise is the most effective for the AB person, with an alternation of moderate physical activity and calming activities.
High Protein and Low Carbohydrates Diet: For Type O Blood
Those with the blood group O are said to do well from diet a which is high in meat and protein. This blood group should eat plenty of lean meats, poultry, and fish alongside fruit and vegetables. Grains, beans and dairy should only be taken in moderation as those with the blood type O are prone to having tummy troubles.
Blood group O’s thrive on animal proteins and less on dairy and grain, theorises D’Adamo. This type of person is considered to be generally focused, energetic, and a natural born leader/manager. The leading cause of gaining weight in those with the blood group O is said to be gluten mostly found in wheat products, and sometimes even corn and beans! The ideal exercise for a blood group O is very intense and physically assertive, such as aerobics, running, and competitive sports.
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Sources: healthyeating.sfgate.com, hithenews.com)