Did you by any chance think that some of your health issues could be caused by your blood type reacting to certain foods? And eating a diet based on your blood group helps you get healthier.
Proponents suggest that blood type determines foods that are best for your health.
A naturopath, Peter D’Adamo, wrote a book on blood type diet called Eat Right 4 Your Type, suggesting that eating food designed for your blood type will help your body digest food efficiently as you will eat less of the foods that react chemically with your blood and prevent disease.
Following the diet might land you sacrificing some of your favourite dishes and maybe worth it when it comes to your health and youthful look.
Here are some of the foods suitable for your blood type;
Blood type A
People with this blood type have a sensitive immune D’Adamo calls them agrarian or cultivator and are advised to avoid eating red meat and eat more plant-based diets like fruits and veggies.
Blood type B
This group should avoid eating corn wheat. Tomatoes, peanuts, lentils, and others of this kind and eat veggies, eggs, and low-fat dairy. They are also called the nomad and are advised to eat plant-based food and most meats except chicken and pork.
Blood type AB
The blood group or the enigma nourishes seafood, dairy, green vegetables, and tofu and should avoid caffeine, alcohol, and smoked or cured meat (beef) and chicken as they tend to have low stomach acid.
Blood type O
The universal donors or the hunters, as D’Adamo would call them, are high-protein diet people. Their diet slightly resembles the Paleo diet as they can eat almost everything from lean meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables but avoid grains, dairy, and beans.
Naturopaths also suggests exercising based on your blood type. The Blood Type Diet recommends exercises based on your blood type, says D’Adamo. For instance, yoga, isometric exercises, pilate, or tai chi are suggested for blood type As, and vigorous aerobic exercises like jogging or biking for up to an hour a day for type Os.
For type AB people who are a bit of an A and B hybrid, walking, hiking, dance, and golf are best for them. Sometimes yoga and tai chi may help as they tend to internalise anger.
Type B blood is built for group cardio exercises, cycling, resistance training, and tennis.