In today’s video I will be discussing a diet based on blood type. The Blood Type Diet was created by James D’Adamo, and carried on by his son, Peter D’Adamo, who performed a significant amount of scientific research into the correlation of the blood types and nutrition. The principle of this diet is that blood type dictates how we react to different foods.
The O blood type is the oldest one and is considered the original hunter-gatherer diet. According to D’Adamo research they are meant to thrive a high-protein diet, beans, and grains. The O blood type diet recommends avoiding dairy and gluten.
The A blood type represents the time when humans started turning to agriculture. The blood type A diet favours more of a vegetarian diet of whole grains, beans, fruits, and vegetables. Foods to avoid include processed meats, dairy, and excess gluten.
According to Dr D’Adamo Blood Type B developed in the area of the Himalayan highlands, now part of present-day Pakistan and India. Blood type B is said to thrive on seafood, goat and cow dairy, lamb, vegetables, fruit, some beans, olive oil, and low-gluten grains. B types are encouraged to avoid ice cream, brazil nuts, and coconut.
Type AB blood is the 'newest' of the blood types. Blood type AB is thought to benefit from oily fish, goat and cow dairy, lamb, turkey, peanuts, walnuts, vegetables, fruit, some beans and legumes, olive oil, and some grains. They are told to avoid corn, barley, buckwheat, cured meat, smoked fish, butter, parmesan and blue cheese, and avocado. People with type AB are thought to have low stomach acid and should, therefore, avoid alcohol and caffeine.
According to The Blood Type Diet, exercise and spirituality is also related to blood type and therefore one should adopt a lifestyle that is in accordance with their blood type.
Just a note here, this is just a guide and something to be aware of. Just because you are type O blood type, you don’t need to start eating meat if you are a vegetarian or a vegan. It is useful to understand how your body reacts to certain foods though. I am blood type O and I am meant to eat meat but I rarely ever eat it. I have noticed though that I react much better to a non-dairy diet which could be explained by my blood type.
So in this video, we discussed the blood type diet and how it potentially affects our dietary preferences.
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