Blood Types and Foods We Should And Shouldn't Eat
Has anyone else who experiences IBS ever looked into the kinds of foods you should or shouldn't eat based on your blood type? I first became interested in this after becoming pregnant with my second child and developing this awful stomach sensitivity to red meat. My aunt and I are both AB-, giving us the RH- negative factor, and she asked me if I had ever looked at the list. Strangely enough, it's extremely accurate in my case.
What is the Blood Type Diet?
The Blood Type Diet was created by a naturopath named Peter J. D'Adamo. He states that the foods you eat react differently chemically with your blood type, and if followed, the diet will help digest food more efficiently.1
Type O blood
A high-protein diet such as lean meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables, and light on grains, beans, and dairy. D'Adamo says people with type O blood tend to have tummy troubles.1
Type A blood
A meat-free diet based on fruits and vegetables, beans and legumes, and whole grains. D'Adamo states people with type A blood have sensitive immune systems, so he suggests those with this blood type eat more fresh and organic produce.1
Type B blood
D'Adamo suggests avoiding corn, wheat, buckwheat, lentils, tomatoes, peanuts, and sesame seeds. He also says chicken could be problematic, and encourages eating green vegetables, eggs, and low-fat dairy.1
Type AB blood
People with AB-type blood should focus on eating tofu, seafood, dairy, and green vegetables. D'Adamo says people with type AB blood tend to have low stomach acid and should avoid caffeine, alcohol, and smoked or cured meats.1
(WOW. So accurate for me!)
Research on the Blood Type Diet
Noted to say: A study found that those following the type A diet showed improved health markers, but the improvement occurred in everyone, not just people with type A blood type.2 Furthermore, in 2013, a major review concluded that no evidence exists to support benefits of blood type diets.3
Did anyone find this as interesting as I did based on your blood type? Of course, if you have any other conditions, I would definitely consult your physician before starting anything new!
Do you think there is enough awareness of IBS?