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Your blood type reflects your internal chemistry. It is the key that can unlock the mysteries of disease, longevity, fitness, and emotional strength. And it determines your susceptibility to illness, the foods you should eat, and ways to avoid the most troubling health problems.


If you’ve ever suspected that not everyone should eat the same thing or do the same exercise, you may be right. In fact, what foods we absorb well and how our bodies handle stress differ with each blood type, according to the authors of Eat Right 4 Your Type, Dr. Peter D’Adamo and Catherine Whitney. Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo is a noted naturopathic physician, researcher, and lecturer, and the author of the revolutionary Eat Right series. His extensive research and clinical testing of the connection among blood type, health, and disease has garnered international recognition and led to groundbreaking work on many illnesses.
In Eat Right 4 Your Type, Dr. Peter D’Adamo explains that your blood type reflects your internal chemistry. It is the key that can unlock the mysteries of disease, longevity, fitness, and emotional strength. And it determines your susceptibility to illness, the foods you should eat, and ways to avoid the most troubling health problems. Dr. D’Adamo has spent the past fifteen years researching the connections among blood type and exercise, food, and disease, and his research is built on thirty years of work done by his father. D’Adamo’s theory is that each person responds differently to certain types of food according to their blood type. He asserts that Lectins, a carbohydrate-binding protein found in foods, cause different interactions in each blood type. If particular lectins interact with blood type related antigens it could have unfavorable effects on your health.

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How to Eat Right for Your Blood Type

Type O

If you’re a meat lover and type O, then you’re pretty much set for life. This diet focuses on protein sources like red meat, seafood, and poultry like chicken and turkey. Some vegetables that are acceptable for this type are kelp, spinach, kale and broccoli. Type Os should gravitate away from wheat and grains in their diet. Legumes like peas, beans, peanuts, and lentils should be avoided. Type O also might have digestive issues with dairy and egg products.

Type O “The Hunter” – This is the oldest form of blood type according to D’Adamo. It can be traced back more than 30,000 years and requires more protein than other types.

Type A

The type A’s effective digestive enzymes make it the ideal choice type for vegetables and grains. Focus on healthy whole grain sources of bread and pasta and avoid simple grains. Fruits like apples, nectarines, berries, avocados, and figs are good choices. For vegetables your spectrum is hardly limited but you should look for plant protein from sources like soy and nuts. Many A types don’t like to hear that their meat protein consumption needs to be strictly limited. Most types of bird, fish, beef, and pork don’t sit well with the limited meat digesting enzymes. Dairy products and kidney beans should also be avoided.

Type A “The Agrarian” – D’Adamo believes this type began with the development of agriculture around 20,000 years ago. Because of this the diet focuses mostly on vegetation.

Type B

The B type is considered a balanced omnivore with the easiest dietary maintenance. For meats you should focus on red meat, turkey, and fish, but avoid chicken. Grains, green vegetables, and fruits are friendly additions with a few exceptions. Corn, lentils, and seeds of any sort should be avoided. It’s also advised that you steer clear of buckwheat and peanuts if you fall under this type.

Type B “The Nomad” – Estimates put the dawn of this type at around 10,000 years ago. They have a versatile digestive system and handle dairy products considerably well compared to other types.


Type AB

Borrowing from two other types, an AB type should focus primarily on vegetables, fish, and turkey. Seafood, tofu, beans, and legumes are great protein sources. Fruits like watermelon, figs, apples, and bananas are acceptable. Red meat should be avoided when possible because ABs borrow type A’s level of stomach acid. Like type Bs you should steer clear of buckwheat and corn. ABs are also vulnerable to excessive levels of alcohol and caffeine.

Type AB “The Enigma” – This is by far the most recent type at about 1000 years old. As the letters suggest the diet requirements for this type lie between those of types A and B.

To learn more about which foods, spices, teas, and condiments help someone of your blood type maintain optimal health and ideal weight; which vitamins and supplements to emphasize or avoid; which medications function best in your system; whether your stress goes to your muscles or your nervous system; whether your stress is relieved better through aerobics or meditation; whether you should walk, swim or play tennis or golf as your mode of exercise; how knowing your blood type can help you avoid many common viruses and infections; how knowing your blood type can help you fight back against life-threatening diseases; and how to slow down the aging process by avoiding factors specific to your blood type that cause rapid cell deterioration, read:

Eat Right 4 Your Type by Dr. Peter D’Adamo

 

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