Blood type O diet
Diet according to blood group is very popular diet created by Dr. Peter D’Adamo. He rejects the idea that the same diet can be successfully applied in all and encourages people to eat certain foods and avoid others, depending on their blood type – A, B, AB, or O.
D’Adamo is the author of the bestseller “Eat Right For Your Blood Type” which claims that blood type affects the digestive system and food that is good for some people is dangerous to others. Supporters of this idea believe even that determines blood type and susceptibility to certain diseases and decide which is the most appropriate exercise for practice.
According to this diet, all foods fall into one of three categories: Highly beneficial, neutral and harmful. Useful foods for certain blood type act like medicine, neutral as food and harmful as poison.
Proponents of this diet believe that this diet (adjusted for blood group) helps to maintain health, slow the aging process and to some extent helps to lose weight. On the other hand, there is no solid scientific evidence for the effectiveness of the diet according to blood type.
Blood type O
Blood type O is the most prevalent in the world. Representatives of this blood type have a good digestive system and easier cleave proteins of animal origin, so most are recommended to consume meat.
Besides meat, they need to consume fruits and vegetables, and to reduce consumption of carbohydrates to a minimum. Best diets for blood type O are those that contain a lot of protein and little carbohydrate, and avoid the consumption of dairy products.
People with blood type O are susceptible to certain diseases such as ulcers and thyroid problems. Representatives of this group have much higher levels of stomach acid than others, and ulcers in consequence. Also, often suffer from fatigue, fluid retention in the body and weight gain.
Some believe that blood type affects the character. It is believed that representatives of blood type O are responsible, have leadership skills, organized, decisive, objective and practical. But when they are under stress, they show signs of anger, hyperactivity and impulsivity.
Blood type O diet food list
Milk and dairy products
lettuce (not with long leaves)
Fruits and fruit juices
|fresh and dried plums
fresh and dried figs
Nuts and seeds
black and white beans
Herbs and spices
|black and white pepper
apple cider vinegar
People with blood type O have to practice a lot more regular physical activity, because with them physical and mental health depends more of exercise, compared with people of other blood types. D’Adamo recommended regular physical activity 3-4 times a week. For best results, representatives of blood type O should do aerobic exercises 30-45 minutes at least 4 times a week.
Recommended activities: intensive aerobic exercises, martial arts, exercise with weights, running.
Besides diet and exercise recommendations, D’Adamo provides additional tips to people with blood group 0 how can improve their lives. Here are some of them:
- Eat every meal sitting on the table and chew the food slowly.
- Exercise regulary at least 3-4 times a week.
- Whenever you are upset, start a physical activity.
- Do not waste a lot of money and do not bring important decisions when you are under stress.
- Make yourself clear concrete plan for stewardship (monthly plan, annual plan).
- When making changes in lifestyle, make them gradually, not suddenly.