Should you follow a specific diet and exercise plan based upon your blood type? That is what Dr. D’Adamo suggests in his book Eat Right for Your Blood Type. D’Adamo is a naturopathic doctor who feels that one’s blood type may determine which diseases and illnesses you may develop. It is an intriguing approach; however, no research has been conducted, and there are no studies that show blood type can be a predictor for the development of certain diseases. He is 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.
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. How Does the Blood Type Diets Works? D’Adamo’s theory says that each person has its responses to food, which are closely connected with our blood type. He says that lectins (carbohydrate-binding proteins) can correspond to different blood type in a different way. It can be extremely dangerous on your health if certain lectins get in contact with certain blood type.
The Four Basic Blood Types:
- BLOOD TYPE A: 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. 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. A high-protein diet heavy on lean meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables, and light on grains, beans, and dairy. 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”.
If you do not know your blood type, it can easily be determined for you by your medic or physician.