You may have heard the blood type diet plans! The idea of eating for your blood type comes from the notion that an individual’s response to specific foods is associated with his/her blood type.
Diet plans based on your blood group could help you emerge healthier and happier.
The premise of the diet is that an individual’s blood group is the reflection of one’s genetic structure. This coding not only manifests itself through the color of one’s eyes, height, weight, hair and other features but also determines the kind of metabolism the person has inherited.
So, individuals of a specific blood group are likely to respond best to specific kinds of foods.
Following are some kind of meals one can expect on the basis of their blood group:
Blood group ‘A’
For group A patients, the recommended foods include wheat and wheat products. This means more rotis, bread, pasta, kulchas, bakery products and noodles. It also encourages green vegetables, teas (especially green tea), light pulses and lentils.
But warns against excess heavy meat (even chicken) and dairy. Fish in small amounts and all fruits are fine.
Blood group ‘B’
Those with a B blood group, on the other hand, should thrive on milk, curd, paneer and other dairy products. Choose low fat milk if you follow a less active lifestyle. It discourages the consumption of chicken.
Moreover, wheat products and high glycemic index foods such as rice, biscuits, sooji and maida are to be avoided. All green vegetables are beneficial to the blood type and low sugar fruits work best.
Blood group ‘O’
This is the earliest human blood group. The blood group O is associated with acidic constitutions or body chemistries that are more acidic than alkaline. Since the natural pH of the body should be 7.4 and leans acidic in any case, naturally acidic constitutions have to work harder to keep the body in balance.
So it’s recommended that people with this blood type should stay away from foods that generate acids upon digestion.
They should cut down on non-vegetarian food, pickles, alcohol, fried foods, dairy and too much wheat and maida. What works better than all kinds of vegetables (especially leafy ones), rice, potato, black chana, all lentils and fruits, especially the water melons.
Blood group ‘AB’
If your blood group is of the AB type, it has compatibility with the A as well as the B group. As a result, foods of both blood types suit the body. The only thing to watch out for is the quantities in which the food is consumed. AB types tend to gain weight after their 30’s.