In 1996, Naturopathic Physician Dr. Peter D’adamo published Eat Right 4 Your Type, a New York Times bestseller that conducted research into what types of food we should be eating.

D’Adamo, surmised that what we should be eating, correlates with the type of blood group we belong to. Thus starting what was known as the Blood Type Diet.

Claiming that each blood type represented genetic traits of our ancestors, D’Adomo’s research indicates that your blood type is a key genetic factor that influences many areas of health and well-being. One of which is the diet we should be on.

Some people tend to lose weight more easily than others, whose battle with their weight seems to be never ending. This is because, people who are eating what their body can process correctly find it much easier to maintain a healthier weight.

And it’s not just diet. Some people are also people plagued by illness after illness, while others seem to never get sick. This is also related to blood type and the illnesses each group are more susceptible to.

In his book Dr. D’Adamo details four blood groups, their given names, and the types of foods they should include, and avoid!, in their diets.

If you know your blood group, take a look below and see if you can relate to the foods you should be eating, and should be avoiding, according to D’Adamo’s research.

Eat According To Your Blood Type

Type A – The Agrarian, or The Cultivator

People who are type A should eat a diet rich in plants, and completely free of “toxic” red meat. This closely resembles a vegetarian diet.

Type B – The Nomad

People who are type B can eat plants and most meats apart from chicken and pork, and can also eat some dairy. However, they should avoid wheat, corn, lentils, tomatoes and a few other foods.

Type AB – The Enigma

This blood group are a mix of types A and B. Foods to eat include seafood, tofu, dairy, beans and grains. They should avoid kidney beans, corn, beef and chicken.

Type O – The Hunter

This is a high-protein diet based largely on meat, fish, poultry, particular fruits and vegetables, but limited in grains, legumes and dairy. It is very close to the paleo diet.


For more information, Dr. D’Adamo’s book is available on Amazon

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