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Blood Type Diet

It is becoming common knowledge that everyones body is unique and a one size fits all approach to health is no longer seen as ideal. With this in mind, will a diet that is based on your blood type be more effective at creating a healthy diet for you?

The Blood Type diet recommends what foods you should eat and avoid based on your blood type. This diet claims that if you follow a diet designed for your blood type you will be able to prevent disease, lose weight, and have more energy.

Below are the different blood types and their corresponding diet:

  • Type A: Meat free diet full of fruit, vegetables, beans, legumes, and wholegrains.
  • Type B: A diet high in green vegetables, eggs, and low-fat dairy while avoiding corn, wheat, lentils, tomatoes, peanuts, sesame seeds, and sometimes chicken.
  • Type O: A high protein diet sourced from lean meat, fish, poultry, and vegetables whilst avoiding grains, beans, and dairy products.
  • Type AB: A diet high in tofu, seafood, dairy, and green vegetables whilst avoiding caffeine, alcohol, and smoked meats.

Pros

  • Generally the diets include food groups recommended by the Ministry of Health.

Cons

  • Promotes restrictive eating with all diets recommending you avoid certain food groups.
  • No evidence currently exists to validate the proposed health benefits of the diets.
  • Not practical if you live with or make food for multiple people with different blood types.
Last modified: 
25/06/20