Could eating a diet based on your blood type — O, A, B, or AB — help you trim down and get healthier? That’s the idea behind the Blood Type Diet, created by naturopath Peter J. D’Adamo.
D’Adamo claims that the foods you eat react chemically with your blood type. If you follow a diet designed for your blood type, your body will digest food more efficiently. You’ll lose weight, have more energy, and help prevent disease.
Read on to find out more about this interesting concept:
People with blood Type A “favor a structured, rhythmic, harmonious life surrounded by a positive, supportive community.” Dr. D’Adamo claims that a vegetarian diet is perfect for them, and the switch from meat to vegetables will lead to a significant weight loss.
Moreover, he believes that they should eat pure, organic, and fresh diets. “I can’t emphasize enough how critical this dietary adjustment can be to the sensitive immune system of Type A. With this diet you can supercharge your immune system and potentially short circuit the development of life-threatening diseases.”
According to him, people with B blood types “carry the genetic potential for great malleability and the ability to thrive in changeable conditions.” They are more prone to imbalance, as they produce more cortisol due to stress.
People with B blood type should avoid corn, wheat, buckwheat, lentils, tomatoes, peanuts, and sesame seeds. Chicken is also problematic, D’Adamo says. He encourages eating green vegetables, eggs, certain meats, and low-fat dairy.
Type ABs, according to the guide, have low stomach acid but an adaptation to meats, so as they do not have enough amounts of acid to metabolize meat, it gets stored as fat in the body.
These digestive issues will be solved with the consumption of small, but more frequent meals. This group should include tofu, seafood, dairy, and green vegetables. He says people with type AB blood tend to have low stomach acid. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and smoked or cured meats.
On the other hand, type Os have higher levels of stomach acid, so they are better at digesting meals rich in fat and protein. Therefore, they can freely consume meat, but should avoid simple carbohydrates, especially grains, as they are easily turned into fats and triglycerides.
A high-protein diet heavy on lean meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables, and light on grains, beans, and dairy. D’Adamo also recommends various supplements to help with tummy troubles and other issues he says people with type O tend to have.
The following video provides additional information on this diet regimen, so it will be significantly helpful for you: