Naturopath Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo developed the theory that people with different blood types should eat more of certain foods while avoiding others. He believed that this would boost the immune system, help to control weight and the effects of aging, and fight cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and liver disorders. Here are a few tips for each blood type.
Those with blood type A should stick to a vegetarian diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, and grains. This is largely because this blood type appeared after the discovery of agriculture.
Oats are recommended for those with blood type A. Their main benefit is their high soluble fiber content. In addition, eating oats on a regular basis reduces the risk of coronary disease.
Whether it’s in salad, soup, or hummus, beets are recommended for those with blood type A because they’re rich in fiber but low in calories.
Perfect for vegetarians, lentils are rich in protein and minerals, allowing for a balanced diet without eating meat.
Cod is high in omega-3 and vitamin B12, which means that those with blood type A should include it in their diet.
Blood Group: O
Consume: Meat, fish, eggs, kale, lettuce, broccoli, onions, pumpkins, turnip, red peppers, okra, garlic, ginger, cherries, figs, plums, prunes, raspberries, cranberries, gooseberries, animal protein, fermented foods, egg whites, chicken, sandwich, dhokla, kulcha, dosa, idli, etc.
Avoid: Spinach, cabbage, corn, cauliflower, eggplant, mushrooms, oranges, kiwi, strawberry, blackberry, coconut, green peas, peanut butter and wheat starch.
Blood Group: A
Consume: Rice, oats, rye, pasta, pumpkin, seeds, peanuts, apricots, figs, lemons, raisins, amaranth, buckwheat, wheat-based roughage, vegetarian food, wheat bran, brown rice, wheat pasta, brown poha, soya, besan chilla, etc.
Avoid: Banana, coconut, papaya, cashew, pistachios, beer, chicken, fish and eggs.ThinkStock Photos
Blood Group: B
Consume: Green vegetables, eggs, low-fat dairy, oats, milk products, animal protein, oat bran, paneer, eggs, fish, oat meal and quinoa.
Avoid: Corn, buckwheat, tomatoes, peanuts, sesame seeds, wheat, chicken, fish and eggs.