Blood can be one of four types; O, A, B, and AB. In the past 30 years research has been done to find out why some people have a predisposition to gas, bloating, indigestion and heartburn when they eat certain foods, while the same foods do not bother other people. Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo discovered and developed the "Eat Right For Your Type" diet and wrote a book by that same name that has remained on the New York Best Seller list since 1999. Advocates of the diet believe that certain foods should be eaten when you are type B blood and other types of food should be avoided, in order to lose weight and be healthy. Blood type B individuals have very tolerant digestive systems and can eat a wide variety of foods, but there are certain foods they should avoid.
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- Dr. Adamo's book
- Liquorice tea
- Green vegetables
- Olive oil
Research the book "Eat Right For Your Type" by Dr. Adamo, to decide if the diet is right for you. There are plenty of websites on the Internet that also give special recipes and meal ideas for each blood type as well.
Avoid wheat products. Blood type B individuals who ingest wheat products may experience a drop in blood sugar levels or become dizzy and feel weak. The gluten in wheat is difficult for a person with type B blood to digest.
Drink liquorice tea after each meal. This can inhibit hypoglycaemia or sudden bouts of dizziness and weakness, especially if the person with type B blood has eaten a wheat-based food.
Eat green vegetables as well as turkey, pork, salmon, halibut and sole to aid in weight loss. Avoid eggs and low-fat dairy products. Also eat soy foods, oatmeal, and use olive oil as a seasoning, to encourage weight loss. According to Dr. D'Adamo, "For type Bs the biggest factors in weight gain are corn, wheat, buckwheat, lentils, tomatoes, peanuts and sesame seeds." These foods slow down your metabolism.
Do not eat chicken if you have type B blood. The meat contains a type B blood agglutinating lectin that can attack your bloodstream and lead to stroke and immune disorders, according to Eat Right for Your Type.
Some of the foods that you should avoid eating if you are type B blood are; corn, lentils, peanuts, wheat, chicken, tomatoes, avocados, pumpkin, coconut, persimmon, pomegranates, corn syrup, tapioca, cream of wheat, cornmeal, shredded wheat, wheat bran and wheat germ.
Drink wine and beer in moderation; avoid other types of alcohol if you are type B blood. You can drink coffee and tea, especially liquorice tea and green tea.
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