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EAT for your blood type and TRY HIIT train­ing.

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Eat­ing for your blood type re­quires un­der­stand­ing how your body re­acts to food, your sus­cep­ti­bil­ity to dis­ease and your nat­u­ral re­ac­tion to stress. Re­searcher Peter D’Adamo, a natur­o­pathic physi­cian and au­thor of the ground­break­ing book Eat Right 4 Your

Type, breaks down the specifics:

BLOOD TYPE O THRIVES ON A LEAN, HIGH-PROTEIN DIET.

“Type O di­ets fo­cus on lean, or­ganic meats, veg­eta­bles and fruits and avoid wheat and dairy which can be trig­gers for di­ges­tive and health is­sues. This blood type has a very well-de­vel­oped abil­ity to di­gest meals that con­tain both protein and fat. Ad­di­tion­ally, Type Os avoid caf­feine and al­co­hol. Caf­feine can be par­tic­u­larly harm­ful as it raises adren­a­line and no­ra­drenaline, which are al­ready high for Type Os.”

BLOOD TYPE A THRIVES ON A PRI­MAR­ILY VEG­E­TAR­IAN DIET.

“Type As flour­ish on a veg­e­tar­ian diet – if you’re ac­cus­tomed to eat­ing meat, you’ll lose weight and have more en­ergy once you elim­i­nate the toxic foods. Many peo­ple find it dif­fi­cult to move away from the typ­i­cal meat and po­tato fare to soy pro­teins, grains and veg­eta­bles. But it’s par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant for sen­si­tive Type As to eat their foods in as nat­u­ral a state as pos­si­ble: pure, fresh and or­ganic.”

BLOOD TYPE B THRIVES ON A MIXED DIET OF MEAT, FISH AND DAIRY.

“For Type Bs, the big­gest fac­tors in weight gain are corn, wheat, buck­wheat, lentils, toma­toes, peanuts and sesame seeds. When you elim­i­nate these foods and be­gin eat­ing a diet that’s right for your type, your blood sugar lev­els should re­main nor­mal af­ter meals. An­other very com­mon food that Type Bs should avoid is chicken. Re­place them with highly ben­e­fi­cial foods such as goat, lamb, mut­ton, rab­bit and veni­son. Other foods that en­cour­age weight loss are green veg­eta­bles, eggs, ben­e­fi­cial meats, and low-fat dairy.”

BLOOD TYPE AB THRIVES ON A MOD­I­FIED VEG­E­TAR­IAN DIET.

“Type AB has Type A’s low stomach acid, how­ever, they also have Type B’s adap­ta­tion to meats. There­fore, you lack enough stomach acid to metabolise them ef­fi­ciently and the meat you eat tends to get stored as fat. Be­cause Type AB has both the A and the B blood type anti­gens, foods that con­tain chem­i­cals called lectins are more likely to re­act with the tis­sues and cells of Type AB than any of the other blood types.”

“My well­ness regime is ‘ev­ery­thing in mod­er­a­tion’ and I swear by wa­ter. You can ac­tu­ally trick your body into los­ing weight just by in­creas­ing your wa­ter in­take.” - Lo­cal ac­tress Thandy Mat­laila

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