Can your blood type determine the way you should eat to have better health and a fuller life? Well some people believe it can. And one of them is Dr. Peter D’Adamo. He is a very famous neuropathic medic and in his book Eat Right for Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution for Living Longer, Staying Healthy & Getting Your Ideal Weight, he describes the idea. Here is a summary of what he says on how you should eat according to your blood type.
He believes that blood types are the most important thing when it comes to our health and well-being and that some food can be harmful for one blood type but helpful for other. Also, he claims that even the way you exercise can be closely connected with your blood type, or on the other side, your blood type can cause you some illness. Some experts disagree with this method of nutrition, but since his book was published, the more than 7 million sold copies worldwide speak for themselves.
The Four Basic Blood Types:
- BLOOD TYPE A:
Twenty thousand years ago, when agriculture was developing, this blood type had the change of a lifetime. This means that people with blood type A should concentrate on living a vegetarian way of life – this people are also known as “the agrarians”.
- BLOOD TYPE 0:
Because it’s one of the oldest blood types, dating from more than 30 000 years ago, it requires a protein-filled nutrition, unlike any of the other blood types. The people that are blood type 0 are also known as “the hunters”.
- BLOOD TYPE B:
The people from this blood type are known as “the nomads” because they possess the quality to be quite adaptable to dairy products and have the most versatile digestive system of all. It first appeared ten thousand years ago.
- BLOOD TYPE AB:
Since this is the newest blood type, their diet varies between Blood type B and A. Because this blood type is just a thousand years old, the people are called “the enigmas”.
Recommended foods for each blood type:
BLOOD TYPE A:
Consume: whole grains instead of small ones (pasta or bread), vegetables. Also, consume berries, avocados, figs, nectarines and apples. Allowed proteins are nuts and soy.
Do Not Consume: Any kind of meat is not recommended as well as kidney beans and dairy products.
BLOOD TYPE O:
Consume: Seafood, Red meat, poultry (chicken/turkey) and other proteins are highly recommended. When it comes to vegetables spinach, kale, broccoli and kelp are a good choice.
Do Not Consume: legumes (beans, peanuts, lentils), dairy and egg products, as well as grains and wheat.
BLOOD TYPE B:
Consume: green vegetables, fruits, certain grains, turkey, red meat, fish.
Do Not Consume: any kind of seeds, peanuts, chicken, lentils and corn. And try to avoid buckwheat.
BLOOD TYPE AB:
Consume: tofu, turkey, seafood and fish. Also, vegetables, beans, watermelon, figs, apples and bananas and legumes are a good option.
Do Not Consume: corn, red meat (you may experience stomach acid), buckwheat. Be careful with consuming big quantities of alcohol and caffeine.
The nutrition in accordance with your blood type can be suitable for one person, but unsuitable for other. Reading Dr. D’Adamo’s book may be very helpful in getting a grip of the whole concept. Your nutritionist or medic can also help you with giving you proper advice on any change you want to make, especially if you are suffering from any medical condition.
Aiman Asyraf Bin Muhammad
Relations and Special Tasks Committee,
Kelab UMNO Korea 2014/2015