Health: Blood Group Diet

Exams have finally ended for me, which grants me time for more research and blogging here!

 

Blood type does influence your health

Now, how often has blood type been linked to your health and even personality? Did you even know that diets can be planned in accordance to your blood type so as to minimise effort and to maximise results? And no, diet does not refer to eating less. In this context, it means eating the right food in the right way.

 

Predisposed to Stomach Troubles, Ulcers and Thyroid Disorders

I started researching on the link between blood group and health because of my prolonged vulnerability to stomach upsets. The research has turned up this particular article, of which I can relate to. Findings have revealed that people with blood type O has a higher level of stomach acid than any other blood types. This is also the cause of overly frequent stomach troubles such as stomach upsets and ulcers. In addition, this little excerpt is taken from the site:

Type O’s tend to have low levels of thyroid hormone and often exhibit insufficient levels of iodine, a chemical element whose sole purpose is thyroid hormone regulation. This causes many side effects such as weight gain, fluid retention and fatigue.

Type A’s carry a risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Type AB’s has a sensitive digestive tract. Among all the blood types, those with type B are the ones who are considered the healthiest and fittest! You can also read about other blood types here.

 

Blood Type determines Personality

Much like how the Westerners read on horoscopes, in Japan, they read on blood groups. All the articles I read stereotyped the 4 main blood groups, with blood type O as the outgoing and energtic ones. Type A’s are mildly tempered and intellectual; type B’s are empathetic; type AB’s are unconventional!

People with blood type O people are outgoing, energetic and social. They are the most flexible of the blood types. They easily start up projects but often have trouble following through because they give up easily. They are flighty and not too dependable. O types always say what’s on their mind. They value the opinion of others and like to be the center of attention. Also, people with O blood are extremely self-confident.

Read the excerpt and more at here and here.

 

Type O’s are Meat Eaters

This is so apt that even friends who know my eating habits got a shock! I’m mostly a meat eater, hardly touching any greens. I hate them. But very unfortunately, the diet plan suggests low carbohydrate for me (how sad, I love my potatoes).

Here the prescribed diet is low-carbohydrate, high in proteins (such as meat and fish), and low in dairy products. They should limit the intake of wheat germ, whole wheat products and corn. The author suggests specific foods to avoid; such as avocados, brazil nuts and oranges. Type O are commonly affected with hypothyroidism, high stomach acid (leading to ulcers), and thinner blood with greater resistance to blood clotting.

Generally, the blood groups are classified as:  Type A being Vegetarians, Type B being Omnivores and Type AB being Mixed diet eaters.

Type A should avoid red meat, eat plenty of fish and vegetables, with a low dairy intake. Type B should consume a balanced diet and avoid chicken and bacon, eat plenty of meat and dairy, some fish, and plenty of fruit and vegetables. Type AB has a sensitive digestive tract and should consume a vegetarian diet, avoiding chicken, beef, and pork but enjoy seafood, tofu and dairy produce.

More can be read at here

Now that I’ve finally determined what’s lacking in my system, my next step is definitely to get the appropriate supplements and eating the right food!

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2 responses to “Health: Blood Group Diet

  1. Pingback: Daily Horoscopes on Monday 25th of May 2009

  2. Interesting! My husband mentioned about blood type and diet too. He used to have serious bouts of sinus almost everyday but since avoiding some of the food stated, he seems to be better.

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