This is How To Eat Right For Your Blood Type

Human blood is grouped into four types: A, B, AB, and O. Each letter refers to a kind of antigen, or protein, on the surface of red blood cells. For example, the surface of red blood cells in Type A blood has antigens known as A-antigens.

The Rh Factor

Each blood type is also grouped by its Rhesus factor, or Rh factor. Blood is either Rh positive (Rh+) or Rh negative (Rh-). About 85% of Americans have Rh+ blood. Rhesus refers to another type of antigen, or protein, on the surface of red blood cells. The name Rhesus comes from Rhesus monkeys, in which the protein was discovered. 15-10-30-eat-right-for-your-blood-type Different diet work for different individuals, and finding the food plan that works for you is not the easiest task and requires a lot of time.  Your personality is significantly determined by your gestures, daily routines, habits, and facial expressions. This is also the case with blood type. Therefore, Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo created a Blood Type Diet guide which is based on the blood type and the personality of a person. He explains: “When we discuss diet, we are not talking necessarily about a weight loss plan, that’s a side benefit to following this plan. We are actually discussing diet in the more traditional sense, meaning a way to eat.” Read on to find out more about this interesting concept: Type A 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.” Type B 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. The guide suggests that these people gain weight due to the consumption of foods which influence the metabolic process, including wheat, peanuts, chicken, tomatoes, corn, buckwheat, lentils, and sesame seeds. Dr. D’Adamo urges these individuals to replace chicken with lamb, rabbit, goat, mutton, or venison, and consume more low- fat dairy and green vegetables. Type AB 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 also avoid alcohol and caffeine, especially in stressful situations, and consume foods like dairy, green vegetables, tofu, and seafood. He also suggests: “Avoid all smoked or cured meats. These foods can cause stomach cancer in people with low levels of stomach acid.” Type O 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. Dr. D’Adamo believes that these people should consume lean, organic meat, fruits, vegetables, and stay away from alcohol, caffeine, dairy, and wheat.

Did You Know?

  • Blood type is inherited, just like eye color.
  • Certain blood types are more common in certain countries. In China, over 99% of the population has Rh+ blood.
  • Different kinds of animals have different kinds of blood. Dogs have 4 blood types; cats have 11; cows have about 800.
  • Some people think blood type tells about personality. Legend has it that Type A is calm and trustworthy; Type B is creative and excitable; Type AB is thoughtful and emotional; and Type O is a confident leader.
  • In Japan, the idea of blood type as personality type is so popular that Japanese ask “What's your blood type?” about as often as Americans ask “What's your sign?”
 

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