Is it possible to have a diet based on your blood type that makes you healthier and keeps you energized? According to naturopath Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo, it is. In his book, “Eat Right 4 Your Type,” Dr. D’Adamo reveals that following a diet for your blood type has many benefits. A “blood type diet” can help you lose weight, prevent any unwanted disease, and help you feel more energized.
According to Dr. D'Adamo, these blood types paired with these diets give the best results.
Type A Blood: Vegetarian
People with Type A blood need food that is fresh, organic, and, pure to detoxify the body. That's why having a meat-free diet is essential to anybody who has Type A blood. A vegetarian diet consisting of beans, legumes, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables that can help supercharge the immune system.
Food For Weight Loss: Pineapple, Soy Food, Vegetables, and Vegetable Oil
Food To Stay Away From: Dairy, Kidney Beans, Meat, Lima Beans, and Wheat
Type O Blood: High Protein
This diet is heavy on lean meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, and fruits but light on dairy, grains, legumes, and beans. Because Type O people are more prone to higher levels of acids, D'Adamo recommends various supplements to aid with digestion.
Food For Weight Loss: Broccoli, Dairy, Kale, Kelp, Liver, Seafood, Spinach, and Red Meat.
Food To Stay Away From: Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Corn, Kidney Beans, Lentils, Mustard Greens, Navy Beans, and Wheat.
Type B Blood: Balanced
B is for Balance. While people with blood types O and A limit their diet to either meat or vegetables, the B type's strong immune system allows them to enjoy both. B types can incorporate equal amounts of meats and greens for their diet with no problem.
Food For Weight Loss: Eggs, Vegetables and Other Leafy Greens, Licorice, Liver, Tea, and Venison.
Food To Stay Away From: Buckwheat, Corn, Lentil, Nuts, Peanuts, Seeds, Sesame, and Wheat
Type AB Blood: Mixed Moderation
According to Dr. D'Adamo, AB types tend have low stomach acid and a propensity for meat. The meat type AB's eat often gets stored as fat because there isn't enough stomach acid to metabolize efficiently. Smaller and more frequent meals that consists of grains, vegetables, and tofu works best for people with type AB blood.
Food For Weight Loss: Dairy, Greens, Kelp, Pineapple, Seafood, Tofu
Food To Stay Away From: Buckwheat, Corn, Kidney Beans, Lima Beans, Red Meat, Seeds