Blood type diet has become a public attention in the U.S. since the first launching of Peter J. D’Adamo, book, Eat Right for Your Type in the January 1999. As the diet initiator, D’Adamo claims that the blood type diet plan is not only dedicated to gain an ideal body weight, but also promote overall good health and assist the body with infection resistance and allergy. He also stated that one of the diet goals is to improve wellbeing and health.
A blood type diet plan is focus on ranging and consuming foods based around the dieter’s blood type. Those proponents believe that human digestive system affects by the blood types. They also believe that some of foods are great for certain people meanwhile several other foods should avoid. As stated on his book, D’Adamo also believes that human blood types related to the susceptibility to certain disease.
How a blood type diet plan works?
Blood type O: the diet suggest to those have blood type O to consume lots of high protein foods such as lean meat including fish and poultry, at the same time they also recommended to reduce carbohydrates intake and do more exercises. Those type O also suggested to avoiding brazil nuts, oranges, and avocados.
Blood type A: the author of the diet recommends those the dieters with type A to avoiding red meat and encouraging to eat lots of fish and high fiber vegetables. They also recommend to cutting dairy intake, accompanied with regular-mild exercise.
Blood type B: those who have type B, they should avoid bacon and chicken, meanwhile highly recommended to eating plenty of dairy, meat, fruits, and vegetables.
Blood type AB: they should avoid beef, pork, and chicken and promote to consume tofu, dairy products and seafood. Those who with blood type AB are encourage to do regular calming exercises.
According to the Wikipedia, one of the diet weaknesses not backed up with strong scientific evidence. The diet author not incorporates enough scientific research-base evidence in its book. For example, the diet suggest to consuming elderberry as common flu remedy. Several health practitioners say that this claim not supported by enough scientific evidence and could be misleading.
Another criticism on the diet is about lack of clinical trials. In his book, the author claims that the blood type diet could alleviate rheumatoid arthritis. He establish his own clinical trial to prove the effect of the diet on managing patients with rheumatoid arthritis, but the result has never been published.
The blood type diet is a nutrition management base on your blood type. Its recommends certain foods and restrict others foods depend on your blood type. Many health practitioners said that the diet is just another weight loss program scam, since the diet is not backed up with enough scientific evidence.
Of those who follow the diet feel great after they follow the plan, it because healthy and balanced diet and regardless on blood type. If you planning to follow this blood type diet, better you meet a certified dietitian first. Talk to them about your daily calories requirement to avoid malnutrition effects.