With so many different weight loss diets, chances are you have tried one or more in your day. The question is, could eating a diet based on your blood type help you trim down and get healthier?
According to Dr. Peter D’Adamo it could! Dr. D’Adamo is a naturopathic doctor who feels that a person’s blood type may determine which diseases and illnesses you may develop. It is an intriguing idea; however, no research has been conducted, and there are no studies that show blood type can be a predictor for the development of certain diseases.
That being said, if you are intrigued by the idea of eating according to your blood type, here is the basic premise of the diet. D’Adamo believes that not everyone should follow the same diet, and your blood type and race determine tolerances to what you should and should not eat. He says 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 will lose weight, as well as have more energy, and help prevent certain diseases.
What You Can Eat
Type O blood: A high-protein diet heavy on lean meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables. Light on grains, beans, and dairy. D’Adamo also recommends various supplements to help with tummy problems and other issues people with type O blood have.
Type A Blood: Those with type A should switch to a plant-based diet. He believes that A’s flourish on a vegetarian diet. For current meat eaters, a plant-based diet would aid in weight loss. Dr. D’Adamo suggests that Type A’s eat their food in as natural a state as possible, foods that are pure, fresh and organic. “I can’t emphasize enough how critical this dietary adjustment can be to the sensitive immune system of Type A,” he urges, “With this diet, you can supercharge your immune system and potentially short circuit the development of life-threatening diseases.”
Type B Blood: “carry the genetic potential for great malleability and the ability to thrive in changeable conditions.” People with Type B blood should avoid foods like corn, wheat, buckwheat, lentils, tomatoes, peanuts, and sesame seeds. Chicken is also problematic. He encourages for this type to eat plenty of green vegetables, eggs, certain meats, and low-fat dairy.
Type AB Blood: The best foods to focus on for people with type AB are tofu, seafood, dairy, and green vegetables. He says that people with this blood type tend to have low stomach acid. So it is best to avoid caffeine, alcohol, and smoked or cured meats.
For more information check out the video below, and to visit the Blood Type Diet Website you can click here!