Do you believe that different people react to food differently based on their blood type? Our blood type is a road map to our inner chemistry – and each blood type processes food, handles stress, and fights disease differently. Blood type dictates how we react to different foods and each blood type has certain strengths and weaknesses. Foods are divided into three categories based on blood type: Beneficial, Neutral, and Avoid. There are four basic blood types: A, B, AB, and O.
People with blood type A are said to have a sensitive immune system and thrive on a vegetarian diet of whole grains, beans, fruits, and vegetables. Foods recommended for blood type A include seafood, soy products, occasional poultry and fish, herbal teas, nuts and seeds, vegetables, fruit, some beans, olive oil, buckwheat, and low-gluten or gluten-free grains. Foods to avoid include processed meats, dairy, and excess gluten.Blood type B is said to thrive on seafood, goat and cow dairy, lamb, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, vegetables, fruit, some beans, olive oil, and low-gluten or gluten-free grains. B types are encouraged to avoid cured meat, smoked fish, blue cheese, ice cream, brazil nuts, and coconut.Blood type AB is thought to benefit from oily fish, goat and cow dairy, lamb, turkey, peanuts, walnuts, vegetables, fruit, some beans and legumes, olive oil, and some grains. They are told to avoid corn, barley, buckwheat, cured meat, smoked fish, butter, parmesan and blue cheese, and avocado. People with type AB are thought to have low stomach acid, according to this approach, and should therefore avoid alcohol and caffeine.
Blood type Os are the original hunter-gatherers and are said to thrive on a high-protein diet, light on dairy, beans, and grains. The blood type O plan emphasizes seafood, soy products, lean meat, organ meat, peanuts, vegetables, figs, plums, prunes, some beans, and olive oil. The diet demonizes dairy, gluten, grains, and cured meats like bacon and ham.gluten, grains and cured meats like bacon and ham.
The Blood Type Diet says that exercise and spirituality are also related to blood type, and there are recommendations for specific types that are best suited for each type. As you can see, this diet mirrors bio-individuality to a certain extent, honoring the notion that different types of individuals require different food and lifestyle approaches. This diet can become quite detailed, so you want to ensure that obsessive behaviors like orthorexia don’t manifest. Remember: It’s always best to first focus on eating more whole foods and less processed, chemicalized junk food.
Foods to include, universally:
Foods to avoid, universally:
•May improve digestion and absorption of nutrients
•May lead to weight loss
•Minimizes processed foods
•Supporting scientific evidence is limited
•Diet requirements may become expensive
•Blood type protocols may not be accurate for everyone