It is actually quite easy to know your blood type. You only need 3 test tubes containing 3 different reagents containing 3 different antibodies: A, B and Rh. And a blood sample, of course. Pour blood into each test tube and observe the contents to the mass. Agglutination means that blood reacts with the same antibodies it has, so scientists determine our blood type.
Now that you know how the blood type is determined, The bright side would like to share with you how this could dictate your diet.
The idea is that our blood type is closely related to our body's ability to digest certain foods. Thus, each blood group determines a special diet suggested for a person in order to live the best of his life. Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo popularized this approach after publishing a book on this subject in 1996. However, there is no agreement on whether it really works, because no study can prove that this theory is good or false.
For people with type A blood, a the vegetarian diet is suggested. It is said that people of this blood group have low levels of stomach acid and do not digest animal proteins and fats very well. That is why it is suggested to eat a lot of fruits, vegetables and cereals. It is important to have these foods in the most natural state possible – fresh and organic, with no added ingredients.
According to the book, people of this blood group are considered omnivorousso that they can eat a variety of foods. However, foods such as corn, wheat, tomatoes and peanuts can cause weight gain, fatigue and hypoglycemia. Chicken is another food to avoid. Although it is lean, it can cause strokes and immune disorders in people with blood type B. It is better to replace chicken with lamb, goat or rabbit.
Type AB is the rarest and most recent type of blood. It has a mixed inheritance of types A and B. The people in this blood group have a low gastric acid level, like type A, but they also have a type B adaptation to meat. Eggs, seafood and leafy vegetables are suitable for people of this blood group. They are also invited to eat smaller portions more often because it's better for their digestion.
People of this blood group are supposed to have a high rate of stomach acid and highly developed ability to digest animal protein and fats. This is why a diet rich in protein, with lots of meat, fish, vegetables and fruits of good quality suits them best. Carbohydrates such as grains, beans and legumes can easily be stored as fat in their system. So, if you are type 0, it's better to avoid them.
That sounds good in the book, but what about real life? Studies conducted in 2014 showed that people who followed the suggested diet had an improvement in their health. However, these improvements are not related to blood type. In any case, the four diets are healthy and accompanied by an exercise program, they can become a healthy lifestyle and improve your overall well-being.
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