Two weeks ago we started the series on blood-type dieting. If you haven’t read the first part, in which we described what’s good and not so good for blood group O individuals, here is a quick recap of what exactly blood type diet is:
According to Doctor Peter D’Adamo, people need different types of nutrition based on their blood type. To some, for example, red meat is absolutely necessary, while for others, it causes indigestion and can be harmful. D’Adamo grouped all foods into good, bad and indifferent for people of each blood group. Holding this diet is quite easy, as you can eat as much as you want as long as the food you are eating is good for your blood type. Many think that it shouldn’t be called a ‘diet’ at all and that it is more of a life style than a diet. Supposedly, because you are eating only the types of food your body can easily process, no outside help is needed to have a healthy metabolism, stay fit and get rid of harmful toxins.
Such, among other foods, people with blood type O should avoid citrus fruits and corn and make sure they eat red meat at least three times per week. If you want to know more about blood type O specifics, please refer to our post from March 2nd.
Today, we will address those who have blood type A, as people with this blood group form the second largest group of people on the planet – around 38%. Persons with blood type A are considered to be ‘Gatherers’, as this type appeared during the switch to a more stable life style, when what is called agriculture today started to appear.
Thus, it is not surprising that recommendations for this blood group include complete vegetarianism – red meats and animal fats can be harmful and cause different types of illnesses and cancers. If you have blood type A, you should stick to soy beans, vegetables, cereals, fish and sugar (though don’t overdo it with the last one)! As far as drinks, coffee, red wine and green tea are all acceptable, while orange juice, sodas and black tea should be avoided.
You should also stay away from all types of red meat – only small amounts of chicken and turkey can be consumed. If you eat red meat right now and think you weigh a bit too much, try cutting meat out and see what that does for you. According to D’Adamo, this alone can speed up the metabolism and help you lose the extra pounds.
Also, be careful with dairy, though this tends to be the recommendation for all blood groups. Only yogurts, kifires and cheeses can be included in very small amounts.
Of course there are many other foods on the list of Doctor D’Adamo and if you are interested in learning more about this innovative concept, all you have to do is type ‘blood type diet’ into the google search bar and you will be flooded with information. If you want to try it out, Russian Shoppe can help! We can deliver many food types recommended for blood type A individuals to your door, so you can start not exercising right now! After all, according to this diet, you will not gain a pound as long as you eat what was intended by nature.