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Eating for Your Blood Type

Blood type A, blood type B, blood type AB or blood type O. Which blood type are you? If you are aware of it, then this will help you know what to eat for your blood type.
Rajib Singha May 6, 2019
Probably, only 4 out of 10 people might be aware of their blood types and this is not something unexpected. A blood test is not a part of the daily routine of any individual, unless he/she has undergone a surgery or had been involved in blood donation and the like.
However, it is essential that you should to be aware of your blood type. This is so, due to the fact that this would help you to eat right for your blood type. Several researches have revealed that the blood type of an individual determines his/her susceptibility to develop certain diseases such as cancer, diabetes, allergies, etc.
Not only this, the biochemistry of the digestive system of a person is also determined by his/her blood type. As most of us might be aware of, O, A, B and AB are the four blood types. O is the most common of all these types and AB is the rarest.
The importance of eating for your blood type comes from the surveys done on different people with different blood types. It may be common to notice some people having different types of foods in their diet without facing any medical conditions whatsoever.
While, there are some who suffer from gas, bloating, indigestion, heartburn and other symptoms of an upset stomach. The reason behind this is that not all foods are suitable for people with different blood types. The antigens in a particular blood type may response negatively to certain food that bear characteristics similar to a different blood type.

Diet for...

Blood Type A

People with blood Type A have sensitive digestive systems and should prefer vegetable diet. They are intolerant to animal protein and dairy products. So, if you are one of them, then foods you eat must include whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables.
The lack of protein in your diet can be made up with foods like tofu and Hawaiian spirulina, which are rich sources of vegetable protein. People with blood type A don't have the ability to absorb vitamin B12 from the foods they eat. So, it's important that their diet should be supplemented by the same, lest the deficit may lead to the development of anemia.
Digestive enzymes such as betaine, bromelain and papain are also some important recommendations for their diet. You must also be aware that foods such as meat, dairy products, kidney and lima beans, wheat, sugar and flour, which can trigger weight gain.

Blood Type B

Blood B types are people who are able to digest nearly all kinds of foods, without having any sort of digestion problems. However, there are still some foods which are better when kept out of their diet. These are corn, buckwheat, lentils, peanuts and sesame seeds.
These foods and other wheat products may cause severe weight gain in such people. Their diet should include foods such as red meat, greens, eggs, seafood, soy foods, puffed rice and licorice tea. These items aid in an effective weight loss program.

Blood Type AB

If you are of blood type AB, then you come with the best and worst characteristic features of the type A and B. Most foods which are intolerant to the types A and B, pose the same issues for the blood type AB as well.
Suitable food you should eat include lamb, mutton, rabbit and turkey, which are the most suitable sources of animal protein. However, the portion size is important and the frequency too. You must also include bromelain to your diet as this would help in the digestion process of the animal protein.
For weight loss, best foods are green vegetables, pineapple, dairy products, spirulina, tofu and sea food. Kidney beans, lima beans, corn, wheat and red meat are some of the foods that can cause weight gain.

Blood Type O

Also considered as meat eaters, people with this blood type have the toughest of digestive system. For them, vegetables and fruits are as necessary as animal protein, for good health.
The only type of food that should be excluded include those with high carbohydrates. These people must eat food high in animal protein, low in carbohydrates and less in dairy products.
Of the many foods which would help to lose weight are sea kelp, seafood (cod, halibut, salmon, sardines,etc.), red meat (beef, lamb, heart, mutton, veal, etc.), vegetables such as kale, spinach and broccoli. Intake of beverages such as coffee, distilled liquor, sodas and black tea must be avoided.
Sometimes it may become a bit bothersome to follow such restrictions on diet. So the best you can do is to keep the consumption of the required foods higher than those which have been recommended to be avoided.