THE BLOOD TYPE DIET
The blood type diet has garnered more and more attention over the years, but what is it? According to naturopath Peter D’Adamo, it may be a the reason why, with proper diet and exercise, you still aren’t achieving results.
D’Adamo claims that the foods we consume chemically react with our blood types. If you know your blood type, he offers a menu of foods to eat and others you should blacklist to avoid barriers between training and results.
Let’s get down to the nitty gritty on each blood type diet.
Type O Bloods Need Protein
D’Adamo says a high-protein diet with meats and vegetables will suit this type the best. Dairy, beans and grains are in the no-no zone, as this type tends to have digestion issues.
Type A Bloods Should Not Eat Meat
D’Adamo says this type should be lifelong vegetarians. Fruit, veggies, beans and whole grains are your go to foods if you have type A blood. D’Adamo recommends this blood type stick to organic and fresh foods as its people tend to have a sensitive immune system and natural foods will boost it and keep you healthier.
Type B Bloods Should Avoid Several Foods
Those with a type B blood type have a list of foods to avoid and they include wheat, corn, lentils, tomatoes, sesame seed, peanuts and even chicken. Veggies, eggs, other meats and low-fat dairy should be filing your plate, and belly, for results.
Type AB Bloods Get a Little of Everything
This blood type can eat veggies, dairy, seafood but should avoid smoked or cured meats, alcohol and caffeine because D’Adamo says this type has low stomach acid and cannot process the latter list effectively.
Final Thoughts on The Blood Type Diet
D’Adamo’s diets are full of recommendations for organic foods, which can be pricey.
He also recommends supplements for essential nutrients to boost your health and your results.
Notably, in each of these diets, processed foods and simple carbs are not recommended for obvious health reasons. So, while there are conflicting studies on whether this diet plan is truly effective, one thing is not in question: eating healthy foods will tremendously improve your health results.
Whether you change your eating habits because of your blood type, or change them because you are ready for a change, be prepared for change. It starts with one simple thing: a choice.