Should I Be Eating According to My Blood Group?
Are all your desperate attempts to lose weight not showing the right results?
It’s time to turn to science for this. A chance to lose weight by trying out a diet plan based on your blood type.
There exist four different blood types. Image Credits: Commons Wikimedia
What is the Blood Type Diet?
Following a diet based on your blood group, helps the body digest food much better, since the foods you eat react chemically with your blood.
So, having foods that chemically match your blood type helps losing weight, increases metabolism, gives you more energy and helps prevent diseases.
Weight Loss with Blood Type Diet
A person must consume all food types in specific proportions to get all macro and micro-nutrients.
Thus, in order to lose weight, a supervised fitness routine along with a calorie deficient diet is necessary.
The following are the food types that should be consumed depending upon your individual blood type:
Blood Group A
People having blood group A often have low levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach and certain high intestinal digestive enzyme levels promote efficient digestion of carbohydrates.
These are also the very factors that make it difficult to digest and metabolize animal fat and protein in those with A blood group.
Vegetarian diet is the best for type A’s. For those who consume meat, increase in energy and weight loss will begin once the toxic particles from the diet are broken down.
Potato to soy proteins, grains and vegetables should be used to substitute for the typical meat. Intake of sugar, caffeine and alcohol must also be limited.
It is also necessary to have a good protein intake in the beginning of the day in the form of some healthy breakfast.
Chewing food thoroughly is also a must since it makes digestion easier keeping in mind the low levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
It is also advised to have more frequent meals that help stabilize blood sugar levels.
Beneficial foods: Olive oil, peanuts, flax seeds, walnut, beans, lentil, spinach, rice, garlic, onion, parsley, lemon, ginger, aloe vera.
Foods to avoid: Pork, cheese, sesame oil, cashew, kidney bean, pepper, coconut.
Blood Group B
Corn, wheat, lentils, tomatoes, peanuts, and sesame seeds are the main foods that can cause weight gain in those with type B blood.
These foods may result in fatigue, fluid retention, and sometimes, a severe drop in blood sugar after eating a meal.
To maintain blood sugar levels normal, eliminating these foods is necessary.
Chicken is another food that must be avoided by type B’s as it contains a lectin in its muscle tissue that conglutinate with Type B blood.
An agglutinating lectin can attack your bloodstream thereby increasing the potential to immune diseases and strokes.
When the toxic foods are avoided and replaced with beneficial foods, weight gain can be controlled. Foods that can instigate weight loss are green vegetables, eggs, and low-fat dairy.
People with a B blood group must skip their meals and must instead have small meals at frequent intervals and try to consume only food with low or no fat content.
Consuming green leafy vegetables is important for type B’s. Image Credits: Pxfuel
Beneficial foods: Mutton, salmon, paneer, yoghurt, olive oil, millets, brown rice, green leafy veggies, pineapple, papaya.
Foods to avoid: Chicken, ice-cream, corn, cashew, peanut, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, wheat, corn, tomato, olive, sprouts.
Blood Group AB
People with Blood Type AB should avoid caffeine and alcohol, especially when they are stressed.
Type AB focuses on seafood, dairy and green vegetables if you are trying to lose weight.
Just like those with blood A, type AB people also have low levels of stomach acid. It is thus necessary to avoid smoked and cured meats as they can cause cancer.
Seafood is an amazing way to consume proteins with this type of blood group. Consuming healthy dairy products also does good to the body.
The combination of food being consumed must be given preference for those with this blood type.
For instance, the body can digest food better if proteins and starch are avoided in the same meal.
Just like for type A and B, people with Type AB shouldn’t skip meals and should consume smaller, frequent meals at regular intervals.
Beneficial foods: Mutton, tuna, yoghurt, kale, broccoli, garlic, parsley.
Foods to avoid: Chicken, buttermilk, cashew, poppy seeds, kidney bean, gluten, cabbage, brussel sprouts, avocado, potato.
Caption: Yogurt is a beneficial food item for AB blood groups. Image Credits: Pixabay
Blood Group O
This blood type can digest both fats and proteins consumed more efficiently than any other blood type.
This is because the digestive tract in these Type O people secretes higher amounts of intestinal alkaline and lipoprotein that allows for better digestion.
These digestive factors enhance the ability to metabolize the cholesterol in animal products more efficiently.
However, in Type O simple carbohydrates, especially from grains, are easily converted into fats and triglycerides.
In addition to this, people with this blood type must avoid alcohol and caffeine.
Caffeine can be harmful because it tends to raise adrenaline and noradrenaline levels, which are already high in this blood type.
As for the other blood types, people with this blood group also shouldn’t skip meals and eat small, frequent meals.
It is necessary to keep the body hydrated to maintain the electrolyte balance, so consuming around 10-12 glasses of water per day is a must for weight loss.
Walnuts are a great source of nutrients to the body. Image Credits: Pixabay
Beneficial foods: Mutton, broccoli, garlic, parsley, olive oil, pumpkin seeds, walnuts.
Foods to avoid: Cashew, poppy seeds, kidney bean, gluten, cabbage, brussel sprouts, avocado, potato.