Is your diet not working? Know the right diet according to your blood type

Updated at: Jun 15, 2019
Is your diet not working? Know the right diet according to your blood type

If your diet is not giving you the desired results, you might not be following the right diet. Here is the perfect diet for different blood types.

Varsha Vats
Healthy DietWritten by: Varsha VatsPublished at: Jun 15, 2019

Have you tried various diets which fail to give you the desired results? Don’t fret, maybe, it is not your type. 

According to the famous Naturopath Peter J. D'Adamo, your blood type and your diet should sync with each other for the diet to work for you. The foods you eat react chemically with your blood type. By following a diet designed for your blood type, your body will digest food and absorb nutrients more efficiently, you'll lose weight, get optimum energy, and help prevent disease.

Type O blood: 

People with blood type O tend to be more acidic so they can digest foods with protein and fats in a better way. People with type O blood contain higher amounts of the enzymes used to digest these two nutrients. But simple carbohydrates, such as white flour, are easily converted to fat in their body which can cause inflammation and other autoimmune conditions.

Therefore, it’s best for them to stay away from simple carbs, grains and lectins. They should stick with a diet high in lean protein, like fish, chicken, and turkey, consume vegetables and whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, millet, barley, etc. D'Adamo also recommends various supplements to help with stomach and other issues.

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Type A blood: 

People with blood type A have a lower level of stomach acid making it more difficult for them to break down substantial proteins. They also have a high level of a digestive enzyme that helps break down sugars and carbohydrates. Their immune system is sensitive, therefore, a meat-free diet based on fruits and vegetables, beans and legumes, and whole grains are ideal for them. 

Type B blood:

Blood type B exist “in between” those with type A and O. They strive with a sense of balance. They do not do well with extremes because they produce higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Therefore, it is best for them to adopt an omnivorous diet, eating equal amounts of both the plant and animal-based foods.

The best foods are green vegetables, eggs, meat, and dairy. Chicken, corn, buckwheat, lentils, tomatoes, peanuts, and sesame seeds should be avoided.

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Type AB blood:

Blood type AB is rare, forming less than 5 percent of the population. They can act either like type A or B at different times. They have the low stomach acid of blood type A combined with blood type B’s affinity for meat. However, because there isn’t enough acid to digest it the meat gets stored as fat. Thus, focus on tofu, seafood, dairy, and green vegetables. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and smoked or cured meats.

It’s important to note that while anecdotal evidence may support the benefits of the Blood Type Diet, scientific evidence is scarce. One study found that adults eating the type A diet showed improved health markers, but this occurred in everyone, not just those with type A blood. Whereas, a 2014 study examined more than 1,450 healthy adults who followed the Blood Type Diet, which came up short. 

To conclude, on a blood type diet, you’ll be eliminating processed junk and incorporating various proteins, whole grains, dairy, seeds and nuts. Also, a daily exercise regime is a must. You will definitely lose weight and improve health on a diet that has guidelines like these.

Inputs By: Dt. Shikha Mahajan, Holistic Nutritionist, Diet Podium

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