Blood Type Diet
Your blood type determines not only how much exercise you should aim for, but also the diet you should have. This is at least what Dr. D’Adamo, the creator of Blood Type Diet firmly believes. He claims people should follow diets similar to that of their evolutionary heritage, which varies from blood type to blood type.
Break down of blood types
According to Dr. D'Adamo, because Type A ancestors relied heavily on agriculture they consumed less lean meat. This led to them not having as many meat digesting enzymes encouraging a vegetarian style diet. Meals that are heavy in grains, beans and legumes, and fruits and vegetables are therefore recommended for those with Type A as they are easier to digest.
Dr. D’Adamo claims that Type B ancestors domesticated animals therefore commonly consumed primarily meat and dairy. Those with type B have a tolerant digestive system but should avoid corn, sesame seeds, buckwheat, lentils, and wheat. Incorporate vegetables, eggs, low-fat dairy, and lean meats into your daily meals.
Type O descended from hunter-gatherers who had an animal protein heavy diet. Because of this, their immune systems were “environmentally intolerant”. Those with this blood type may find it hard to digest dairy products, gluten and grains. Lean beef, lamb, turkey and fish should be a major part of Type O’s blood type diet.
Caffeine, smoked and cured meats and alcohol should be avoided for those with type AB as you may have lower stomach acid. Create meals that are heavy in tofu, seafood, dairy and green vegetables. If you are craving meat, add lamb, turkey or pheasant to the meal, but avoid beef, chicken, duck and goose.
While some claim that this blood type diet gave them more energy and made them feel healthier, others believe it is just a fad. Currently there is no scientific support this blood type diet. Dr. D'Adamo is said to be currently undergoing clinical trials which have yet to be published.