Blood type diets usually divide food into three categories: highly beneficial diets or foods that act like medicine to your body, foods allowed or food that don’t harm the blood type and foods that are not allowed or so called food that act like poison.
Below, we have a chart that explains which blood type should stick to which food. Divided into four categories (type 0, type A, type B and type AB), you can read about your blood’s type characteristics, the food you should aim for or avoid.
Coconut oil has amazing health benefits and is also a stable fat which can be cooked on high temperature without oxidizing like vegetable oils. Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids (MCTs) which are used by the liver for energy. The good fats in coconut oil have antimicrobial properties and stimulate the production of beneficial bacteria in the gut. It is highly satiating and adding it to your diet will reduce your sugar and carbohydrates cravings.
Turmeric is a spice with a bright yellow color. It has a very mild flavor and is responsible for the bright yellow tint of curry powder. You may also find fresh turmeric sold in fresh produce stores; it can be added to curries, stews or even vegetable juices. The active constituent of turmeric is called curcumin. It has powerful anti-inflammatory actions and is a fantastic natural pain reliever. Curcumin also has benefits to the digestive system, and can help relieve bloating and indigestion.
Avocados is food also full of healthy fats. In this case the fats are primarily monounsaturated, who do not raise inflammation in the body like some omega 6 rich polyunsaturated fats can. They are also beneficial for the health of your arteries, and help maintain healthy blood pressure. Putting some avocado in your salad for lunch can help you feel full for longer, therefore not feel the need to snack on candy in the afternoons.
Most natural fats are anti-inflammatory, while processed vegetable oils containing omega-6 fatty acids increase the inflammation in the body. Oily fish contain omega-3 fatty acids, which stimulate production of prostaglandins, pain relieving hormones in the body, which means that fish oil can help you relieve conditions such as menstrual cramps, arthritis or fibromyalgia. Fish oil can also reduce atherosclerosis by reducing the inflammation in the artery walls.
Fish often contain selenium, a mineral which can help people with autoimmune diseases and reduce the production of auto-antibodies. Selenium also stimulates production of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant. Selenium also helps the body fight viral infections which can be a cause of fatigue and inflammation.
Examples of oily fish high in omega 3 fats and selenium include wild salmon, trout, mackerel, herrings, sardines, mullet and anchovies. If you do not consume these fish species regularly, you may wish to consider taking a fish oil supplement and a selenium supplement.
Quality dark chocolate (85% cocoa or higher) can definitely be proclaimed healthy food. Good dark chocolate doesn’t contain dairy products or soy lecithin which is best avoided because it is usually genetically modified. Chocolate with a high cocoa content is also low on sugar, and the intense flavor keeps people from overeating.
Dark chocolate contains polyphenols, powerful antioxidants which can fight free radicals in the body and increase the levels of the good cholesterol. People suffering from insulin resistance or syndrome X have low levels of good cholesterol in the blood and higher levels of the bad cholesterol which can cause plaque build-up in the arteries.
As you can see, healthy food doesn’t have to be boring and bland – with the right ingredients you can reduce the inflammation in the body and eat delicious food!