There has been a lot of conversation regarding the blood type diet. This is a topic that has truly fascinated me and ultimately inspired me to write a simple, concise overview of the idea and principles behind the blood type diet.
Naturopath Peter J. D’Adamo created the idea of the blood type diet with the belief that eating a diet based on your blood type (O, A, B or AB) can help you achieve optimal health.
He claims that the food we eat reacts with our blood type and by following a diet that correlates with a specific blood type; you will digest food efficiently, lose weight, have more energy and prevent disease.
As with anything, depending on your accountability and dedication the results may vary but I feel it is something I am committed to trying and will do a follow-up post with my results.
Below I’ve added a quick overview of the four blood types and a look into what each type should focus on consuming.
Type O: High protein, with lots :of lean meat and veggies with little to no grains and dairy.
Type A: Meet-free, primarily based on fruits and veggies with legumes and whole grains.
Type B: Veggies, eggs, some meat and low fat dairy while avoiding corn, wheat, lentils and tomatoes and peanuts.
Type AB: Tofu, seafood, dairy, and green veggies. Avoid caffeine, alcohol and smoked/cured meats.
The concept does not just stop with diet but also suggests the type of exercise, intensity and frequency you should be doing depending on your specific blood type.
If you are fed up with your current diet and exercise regime and are looking to find a natural, balanced approach I think it is worth looking into and trying for a little while. I completely agree with the belief that we are all different and there is no singular “one size fits all” approach to anything health-related.
Staying inline with my values of consuming organic, non-gmo, natural and whole ingredients, I hope to take me health to the next level. Always trying to educate and improve as I gain more knowledge and information.
I wish you all a restful and healthy weekend!