Friday, October 13, 2017

What To Eat and Not To Eat According To Your Blood Type


A chemical reaction occurs between your blood and the foods you eat. This reaction is part of your genetic inheritance. This reaction is caused by a factor called Lectins.

Lectins, abundant and diverse proteins found in foods, have agglutinating properties that affect your blood. So when you eat a food containing protein lectins that are incompatible with your blood type antigen, the lectins target an organ or bodily system and begin to agglutinate blood cells in that area.

Depends on your blood type, here's what doctors recommends for each type:

TYPE O

Your Personality: You’re known for your leadership skills, extroversion, energy and focus. You consider yourself responsible, decisive, organized, objective, rule-conscious and practical.You become angry, hyperactive or even manic.
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What to Eat: A high-protein diet heavy on lean meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables, and light on grains.

What to Avoid: You might have difficulty digesting dairy, eggs and gluten. Beans and legumes should also be avoided when possible, since they mess with your digestion and can wear you out or make you retain fluids. Cruciferous veggies like cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and mustard greens should be nixed because they inhibit thyroid function.

TYPE A

Your Personality: When everyone else is panicking, you keep it cool. You’re responsible, hardworking, detail oriented and extremely organized. But you are also stressed and conscientious, craving success and perfection. You're the most artistic of the blood types (and even a bit sensitive).

What to Eat: A meat-free diet based on fruits and vegetables, beans and legumes, and whole grains -- ideally, organic and fresh, because people with type A blood have a sensitive immune system.

What to Avoid: To balance cortisol levels (you may have high levels, which can lead to OCD, disrupted sleep, muscle loss, fat gain and insulin resistance) limit sugar, caffeine and alcohol and don’t skip meals, especially breakfast.

TYPE B

Your Personality: Since you follow your own rules, you’re not the most cooperative of the blood types. And because you pay attention to your thoughts more than your feelings, you can sometimes come off as cold.

What to Eat: Experts encourages eating green vegetables, eggs, certain meats, and low-fat dairy.

What to Avoid: Avoid corn, wheat, buckwheat, lentils, tomatoes, peanuts, and sesame seeds since they can alter your ability to metabolize. Chicken is also problematic.

* TYPE AB

Your Personality: You are passionate in your convictions, but you also want to be liked by others and this can create conflicts. You don't mind doing favors or helping out, as long as its on your own conditions.

What to Eat: Foods to focus on include tofu, seafood, dairy, and green vegetables. People with type AB blood tend to have low stomach acid.

What to Avoid: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and smoked or cured meats. Enjoy carbs in moderation, but bypass corn and buckwheat, which are difficult for ABs to digest. Avoid all smoked and cured meats as well as chicken, veal, beef, pork or shellfish.


Sources: Men's Fitness / Web MD