Blood Type Diet
The blood type diet was initially created by naturopath Peter J D’Adamo.30 The claims of this specific diet is that the foods you eat will react chemically to your particular blood type, therefore certain foods are best to be eaten and avoided, depending on your body and blood type. The claims are that if you eat foods for your blood type, your body will digest them more efficiently, leaving you with more energy, the ability to lose weight easier and avoid preventable diseases.
Type O Blood – Those who have a Type O blood type (negative or positive) will benefit greatly by eating a diet reliant on protein. Lean meat, poultry, fish and vegetables are staples to this diet, as well as grains, beans and dairy in medium amounts. Various supplements are also advised for this blood type to help stomach issues that many O Blood Type people often experience.
Type A Blood – Because people with Type A Blood are more likely to have a sensitive immune system, organic and fresh foods are recommended. Meat is to be restricted for this particular blood type, with the diet being based on fruits, vegetables, beans and legumes and whole grains.
Type B Blood – Eating green vegetables, eggs, some meats and low-fat dairy are good options for those who have Type B Blood types. As well as this, some foods should be avoided. The main culprits are corn, wheat, buckwheat, lentils, tomatoes, peanuts, sesame seeds, and even chicken.
Type AB Blood – According to D’Adamo, people with AB Blood types often have low stomach acid levels. The best foods for this blood type include items such as tofu, seafood, dairy and green vegetables. It is best to avoid caffeine, alcohol and smoked/cured meats with the blood type.
- The Blood Type Diet – D’Adamo Personalized Nutrition