Do you know your blood type?
There are eight blood types namely, O+, O-, A+, A-, B+, B-, AB+, and AB-. Your blood type is inherited genetically from your parents. It is based on the blood type of your mother and father.
Let’s explore your blood type in relationship to diseases and diet.
Diseases Vulnerability For Specific Blood Type
It is believed that your blood type makes you prone to certain medical conditions.
For example, people with AB blood type may have a better immune system than others.
If you have blood type A, B, AB and you live in an area with high pollution, you are at a greater risk of heart attack that those with ‘O’ blood type.
These group of people are more likely to have dementia compared to those with Type O.
Type A blood have a higher risk of stomach cancer compared to those with other blood types.
Experts in China also found that people with blood type A are more vulnerable to the coronavirus, while those with type O seem to be more resistant.
Do not be alarmed. Your blood type is just one factor to your risk assessment. Have regular check-ups with your doctor. Maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Diet for specific blood type
Do you believe that that you can live healthier, longer and lose weight by eating according to your blood type? A naturopathic physican, named Peter J. D’Adamo, believed so. In 1996, he wrote the book, Eat Right 4 Your Type. He believes that the blood type has the ability to digest certain types of food. However there is no research to prove or disprove the benefit from a blood type diet.
Here are some of his recommendations:
Type O: Eat more meat, vegetables, fish and fruits. Eat less grains, beans and legumes. For weight loss, eat more seafood, red meat, broccoli, spinach and olive oil. Avoid wheat, corn and diary.
Type A: Eat fruits, vegetables, tofu, seafood, turkey, and whole grain. Avoid meat. To lose weight, eat more seafood, vegetables, pineapple, olive oil and soy. Avoid wheat, corn and kidney beans.
Type B: Eat a diverse diet including meat, fruit, dairy, seafood and grain. To lose weight, eat more seafood, vegetables, pineapple, olive oil and soy. Avoid wheat, corn and kidney beans.
Type AB: Eat diary, tofu, lamb, fish, rains, fruits and vegetables. To lose weight, eat more seafood, green vegetables, and tofu. Avoid chicken, corn, buckwheat and kidney beans.
Whether it works or not, the only way to know is to try it out for yourself. More importantly, if you feel that you have any questions regarding your health, it is best that you consult your personal doctor.