Blood Group Diet
I'm quite often asked about what are the best foods for certain
blood groups and have put together some information which
I hope will be of assistance.
Following your blood group diet can help with weight loss and particularly with digestive problems. The other benefits experienced can be quite broad. I'm always interested to hear how you go with this.
The blood group diet is designed on the basis that blood type is the most important factor in choosing what you eat and that a person's blood group determines how the body deals with different nutrients. The theory was first advocated by a naturopathic physician in the US, Dr Peter J D’Adamo in his book, Eat Right For Your Type, published in 1996.
TYPE 'O' BLOOD GROUP
This is the most common blood type, and is believed to be the hunter type and was present in the earliest human blood group. It is believed that people with O blood group tended to survive on a high protein diet, which included plenty of meat. The diet recommends that this group eat a higher protein, low-carb diet, similar to the Atkins diet. Foods which are favoured are meat, fish and olive oil. Foods to avoid include dairy, beans, cereals, bread, pasta and rice. Food which you can eat sometimes but not regularly includes eggs, seeds, nuts and certain vegetables and fruits.
Weight can also be lost by aerobic exercise. The blood type O group should participate in plenty of physical activities.
TYPE 'A' BLOOD GROUP
This is the second most common blood type and is sometimes referred to as the cultivator - it is said to be a more recently evolved blood type. It has been linked to our ancestors when they had settled in farming and agriculture. So blood type A foods include mainly vegetarian foods, such as nuts, seeds, beans, pasta, rice, cereals, fruits and vegetables and foods which this blood type should avoid are dairy products and red meat.
Dairy products are not digested well by this blood type and they can usually only have some limited amounts of fermented dairy products, like kepir, yogurt, sour cream and cultured dairy products.
Blood type A should eat plenty of fruits, but avoid mangoes, papaya, and oranges. Lots of vegetables should be eaten as part of the daily diet as they provide minerals, enzymes and antioxidants.
TYPE 'B' BLOOD GROUP
This blood type is not as common compared to blood type A nd O. Only one person out of 10 will have this blood type. These blood types are also known as the nomads, again linking back to a former time. This blood type will generally have strong immune system and digestive systems. Dairy products and meats are essential to their diets. People with blood type B can also take grains, fruits, vegetables, beans and legumes, but should avoid processed foods, nuts and seeds, corn syrup and rhubarb. Blood type B individuals should participate in all types of physical activities.
TYPE 'AB' BLOOD GROUP
This is a very rare blood type and in this type it is suggested to consume food that are combinations of both blood type A and B. The AB blood type is an intermediate between types A nd B and follows a mixed diet in moderation, including meat, dairy, beans, vegetables, grains and fruits.
If you have any questions relating to your diet or health please don't hesitate to contact me.
Best of health,