Did you know that there are diets that are compatible with your blood type? Findings revealed that some/a particular blood group(s) are prone to having some disease conditions.
A Naturopath, Dr. D'Adamo, on Blood Type Diet has answers to how diet and blood types are related.
Dr. D'Adamo claimed that the foods react chemically with your blood type. If you follow a diet designed for your blood type, your body will digest food more efficiently. You'll lose weight , have more energy, and help prevent disease.
What Do Blood Contains?
Blood is comprised of many vital components, including plasma, red and white blood cells, and platelets.
In addition, the blood contains antigens. These substances trigger the body's immune system to attack foreign invaders, such as bacteria. Antigens can also attack "foreign" blood types that have different antigens.
Blood types are classified as A, B, AB, and O and are further grouped by the presence or absence of the Rh factor antigen, making them Rh positive, or Rh negative.
For example, O+ blood does not have A or B antibodies on the surface of the cells, but it is positive for the presence of Rh factor. In contrast, O- blood does not have A or B antibodies or Rh factor. For this reason, type O- blood is considered a universal red cell donor type.
Why Do you Need To Eat To Your Blood Type?
Blood Types And Diets
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 Types And Susceptibility To Disease
Research has found that individuals of certain blood types may be at a higher risk for certain diseases; studies have found that people with;
Blood type O have a lower risk for heart disease, but a higher risk for developing stomach ulcers.
Blood type A have higher risks of microbial infections, but Type A women experience a higher rate of fertility.
Blood type AB and B blood have a much higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer.