The blood type can tell a lot about persons health. For example, the latest research that showed that blood type 0 is the best and most resistant in the fight against the coronavirus.
But, could eating a diet based on your blood type — O, A, B, or AB — help you slim down and get healthier? That’s the idea behind the Blood Type Diet, created by naturopath Peter J. D’Adamo.
This is what you can eat and avoid according to your blood type and lose weight effectively:
Type O blood: A high-protein diet heavy on lean meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables, and light on grains, beans, and dairy. D’Adamo also recommends various supplements to help with tummy troubles and other issues he says people with type O tend to have.
Type A blood: A meat-free diet based on fruits and vegetables, beans and legumes, and whole grains — ideally, organic and fresh, because D’Adamo says people with type A blood have a sensitive immune system.
Type B blood: Avoid corn, wheat, buckwheat, lentils, tomatoes, peanuts, and sesame seeds. Chicken is also problematic, D’Adamo says. He encourages eating green vegetables, eggs, certain meats, and low-fat dairy.
Type AB blood: Foods to focus on include tofu, seafood, dairy, and green vegetables. He says people with type AB blood tend to have low stomach acid. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and smoked or cured meats.
Blood Type Diet also recommends exercising based on your blood type. For example, it suggests yoga or tai chi for type As, and vigorous aerobic exercises like jogging or biking for up to an hour a day for type Os.