No more dieting! - What your blood type says about your nutritional needs

Posted by Luisa de Luca on


 Are you wondering why all your dieting efforts have been unsuccessful so far and why you always experience a bad yoyo-effect afterwards? And why is your friend never having trouble with her weight, even though she eats a lot? Everybody knows the saying of having “good genes”. Well, I do not believe that people can stuff themselves with fries, burgers and candy without gaining weight. But what I know is that there is something about the genes – the genes define what your body actually needs in order to be healthy, fit and stay in shape. Most of us probably do not even know which blood type they are, but it is definitely worth to find out, as research proves that your blood type has a huge influence on your health and well-being.1 Your blood type may not only be important to know for transfusions, but also predict your vulnerability to certain diseases and your nutritional needs. Figuring out your blood type and eating accordingly may help you lose weight, increase energy and your overall health.2 Here is a little overview about the right and the wrong foods to eat for each single blood type.

Blood Type 0 As the type Os muscle tissue is best being a slight bit on the acid side, these people can consume plenty of lean, organic meat, poultry and fish. On the other hand, grains, legumes, beans and bread should be limited.3 You can actually go crazy about vegetables, but try to limit your consumption of cabbage, brussels sprouts, mustard greens and cauliflower due to their ability to inhabit thyroid hormone. Vegetables high in vitamin K, such as green, leafy vegetables, kelp and fruits with alkaline such as berries are very beneficial for this blood type – they may increase hormone production.4

Blood Type A If you are blood type A, have you ever wondered why you usually not experience any cravings for meat? Here is the answer to it. Type A performs best at a vegetarian diet. You can stick to vegetables, fruit, whole grains, beans, nuts and legumes. In doing so chose the most natural and organic options. Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, the advocate of the blood type diet says "I can't emphasize enough how this critical dietary adjustment can be to the sensitive immune system of Type A. With this diet you can supercharge your immune system and potentially short circuit the development of life threatening diseases." Nevertheless, we all know that protein is critical for a healthy diet, especially when it comes to weight loss. Cutting out meat, means you cut out your major source of protein. A good way to ensure your daily protein intake is including unsweetened protein or meal replacement shakes in your diet.

Blood Type B This blood type will perform best with eating green vegetables, eggs, certain meats, and low-fat dairy. It is advised to avoid corn, wheat, buckwheat, lentils, tomatoes, peanuts and sesame seeds. Referring to D'Adamo all the consumption of these foods can result in fatigue, fluid retention, and hypoglycemia.5 The consumption of chicken can also be problematic and may lead to strokes and immune disorders.6 Replace it with highly beneficial protein food, such as goat, lamb, mutton, rabbit, venison or a protein shake.1

Blood Type AB People of this blood type tend to have low stomach acid and should try to avoid caffeine, alcohol, and smoked or cured meats. Instead, they should include high quality tofu, seafood, dairy, and green vegetables.7 Fish including mahi-mahi, red snapper, salmon, sardines, and tuna can be very beneficial. Some dairy is also advised, especially cultured dairy including yogurt and kefir.8 If you are now curious and want to know your blood type, you have a few options, besides calculating it yourself using your parents´ blood types. First, ask your primary healthcare physician, second purchase a kit to help you testing it, third donate blood or fourth find a calculator online. Click on this link to read everything in detail



Let´s eat wisely! Let´s drop the last pounds!










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