Does blood type matter?
Blood type A clots easily and can cause sudden death. Type O’s have thinner blood and often bleed to death when on Warfarin after an accident. We are different and so is our blood! My experience with D’Adamo’s blood type diet stretches over a span of three decades with plenty of evidenced based cases of successful results. The guidelines can be applied to any diet you choose to undertake but they are not all 100% correct. They highlight what best suits your blood type – food that does not contain any disruptive lectins. This helps to make all diets more effective. There is a lot of new research on the different gut biomes with regard to ABO blood antigens They are different and there are 4 sub-types based on secretory antigens. Just remember to also allow for your personal intolerances to gluten or casein, etc. More about going gluten free for your Blood type.
The KETO diet for instance does not suit all blood types, so what works for one person may be disruptive to another. Blood type A cannot handle unlimited fats, protein and cholesterol. They have a grain-dominant gut biome. KETO is best suited to blood type O, with their superior meat and fat digesting ability. However, going carb free does not mean that your blood sugar does not increase when you are stressed. Diabetics need to know this and trying to bypass the need for insulin led to complications. So did cheating – that sneaky cake and chocolate at the week-end! A more balanced KETO 2.0 version is easier to follow.
The MACRO diet is best suited to Blood type A, the DAIRY diet is best suited to Blood type B and so on. Use my free full colour blood type PDF’s and guidelines to establish your secretor status. Tick off the foods that are the most beneficial for you. Cross out the disruptive ones, but it is best to test your tolerance to them firt, using kinesiology, muscle or pendulum tests.
Free resources to help you get started.
List of food that suits all blood types https://naturefresh.co.za/
Colour charts with each blood type https://naturefresh.co.za/
More of my articles on blood type
Food for all blood types
For all blood types. These food do not contain any specific lectins that interfere with the blood types. But even so, people may have an aversion to eggs, the casein in milk or they may be vegan by choice.
VEGETABLES include broccoli, spinach, green peas and beans, onions, carrots, butternuts, courgettes
(zucchini) and squashes.
GRAINS like rice and quinoa
FRUIT especially pineapples, lemons, grapefruit, grapes, blueberries, strawberries and granny smith apples. Other fruits can be more blood type specific, but very sweet fruit is not good for O non secretors.
DAIRY products are best suited to Blood type B but goat’s milk products and mozzarella cheese suit all blood types as do fermented natural cheeses such as Feta and farmers cheese in limited amounts.
EGGS suit all, but some people may be allergic to the yolk or the egg white.
FISH best all rounders are salmon and pilchards
MEAT is more specific but turkey and mutton suit all blood types.
2 x 30 cm courgettes (baby marrows) per person.
Remove the tops and tails and slice into ribbons, using a potato peeler. Place it in a soup bowl, add a few blobs of butter, salt and white pepper. Cover the dish and microwave on full for 3 minutes. Enjoy with grated cheese or a sauce of your choice.
ONE DISH: QUICK AND EASY MEAL for 4
This dish tastes similar to risotto, but normal rice is cheaper and easier to use for a big family.
1 cup of rice, 1/2 cup quinoa. Fry in a deep pan with a little rice bran oil and 1 onion, peeled and coarsely chopped. Add 3 cups of cold water, salt and a stock cube. Add chunks of peeled carrots and 2 – 4 eggs.
Turn the heat down to low and cover pan with a tight-fitting lid. A few minutes later add sliced green beans and a handful of frozen peas. Stir in a glass of white wine or a splash of beer. Cover again and allow to simmer for 15 minutes then switch off and allow it to rest.. Remove the eggs. Peel them, cut into half and serve on top of each dish with a blob of mayonnaise. Just before serving, stir in some coarsely chopped baby spinach with two tablespoons of olive oil and 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese. Garnish with chopped parsley. More grated cheese can be served separately.
This dish is suitable for vegetarians. Meat portions could include sausages, meat balls, fried turkey, etc.