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Blood Type Diet Checklist For A Healthy Heart

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All blood types should regularly eat oily cold-water fish, fruits and vegetables and replace coffee with green tea. B and O types should have moderate amounts of lean, organic meat and limit dairy, wheat and beans. B types should avoid chicken, corn, buckwheat, peanuts, lentils, and potatoes. A and AB types should have cultured dairy, beans and soy, avoid red meat and limit wheat.

Most machines have owner’s manuals, but we never got one for our bodies! Making sure that we are taking care of ourselves can be challenging if we do not have a plan.

We have tried to make it easy for you with regards to some fundamental care and tending of your cardiovascular system and your heart, and here are blood type diets for optimizing your heart health.

The keys are eating right, exercising and managing stress. And not on the list but good for all blood types — cultivate joy! Find happiness in the small moments, gratitude in the big ones, and joy each and every day. It does not cost anything, and it gives back so much.

Cardiovascular Diet by Blood Type

Diet Checklist for Blood Type O

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  1. Eat small to moderate portions of high quality, lean, organic meat several times a week for strength, energy, and digestive health. Meat should be prepared medium to rare for the best health effects. If you char broil or cook meat, use a marinade composed of beneficial ingredients, such as cherry juice, spices, and herbs.
  2. Include regular portions of richly oiled cold-water fish. Fish oils can improve cardiac health, contribute to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and support thyroid function.
  3. Consume little or no dairy foods, as Blood Type O poorly digests them.
  4. Eliminate wheat and wheat-based products from your diet. They are the gateway to metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease for your blood type.
  5. Limit your intake of beans, as they are not a particularly good protein source for Type Os. Some contain reactive lectins that can impair metabolic activity.
  6. Eat lots of beneficial fruits and vegetables.
  7. If you need a daily dose of caffeine, replace coffee with green tea. It is not acidic and has substantially less caffeine than a cup of coffee.
  8. Use beneficial and neutral nuts and dried fruits for snacks.

Diet Checklist for Blood Type A

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  1. Avoid red meat. Low levels of hydrochloric acid and intestinal alkaline phosphatase make it hard for Blood Type A to digest.
  2. Derive your primary protein from soy foods and other plant sources.
  3. Include regular portions of richly oiled cold-water fish every week.
  4. Include modest amounts of cultured dairy foods in your diet, but limit fresh milk products, which cause excess mucus production.
  5. Eat your beans; beans provide an essential high-protein vegetable source for Blood Type A.
  6. Do not overdo the grains, especially wheat-derived foods. Avoid wheat if you have a heart condition, diabetes, or are overweight.
  7. Eat lots of beneficial fruits and vegetables, especially those high in antioxidants and fiber.
  8. Drink 2 to 3 cups of green tea every day for extra cardiovascular and immune system benefits.

Diet Checklist for Blood Type B

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  1. Eat small to moderate portions of high quality, lean, organic meat (especially goat, lamb, and mutton) several times a week for strength, energy, and digestive health. Meat should be prepared medium to rare for the best health effects. If you char broil or cook meat, use a marinade composed of beneficial ingredients, such as cherry juice, spices, and herbs.
  2. Include regular portions of richly oiled cold-water fish. Fish oils can improve cardiac health and contribute to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. They can also help counter inflammatory conditions and balance immune activity.
  3. If you are not accustomed to eating dairy products, introduce them gradually, after you have been on the diet for Blood Type B for several weeks. Begin with cultured dairy foods, such as yogurt and kefir (fermented milk drink made with kefir grains), which are more easily tolerated.
  4. Eliminate wheat and wheat-based products from your diet. They are the gateway to metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease for your blood type.
  5. Eat lots of beneficial fruits and vegetables.
  6. If you need a daily dose of caffeine, replace coffee with green tea. It is not acidic and has substantially less caffeine than a cup of coffee.
  7. Use beneficial and neutral nuts and dried fruits for snacks.
  8. Avoid foods that are Type B red flags, especially chicken, corn, buckwheat, peanuts, lentils, and potatoes.

Diet Checklist for Blood Type AB

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  1. Derive your protein primarily from sources other than red meat. Low levels of hydrochloric acid and intestinal alkaline phosphatase make it difficult for Blood type AB to digest meats.
  2. Use soy foods and seafood as your primary protein.
  3. Include regular portions of richly oiled cold-water fish every week.
  4. Include modest amounts of cultured dairy foods in your diet, but limit fresh milk products, which cause excess mucus production.
  5. Do not overdo the grains, especially wheat-derived foods. Avoid wheat if you have heart disease.
  6. Eat lots of beneficial fruits and vegetables, especially those high in antioxidants and fiber.
  7. Avoid coffee. Substitute green tea every day for extra cardiovascular and immune system benefits.
Peter D'Adamo ND

Dr. Peter D’Adamo is a naturopathic physician and the author of the NY Times best seller, Eat Right 4 Your Type, which advanced the idea that blood types play a vital role in optimal health and well-being. Dr. D’Adamo is the founder of the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine at the University of Bridgeport in CT, and he serves as a Distinguished Professor of Clinical Studies at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine.

Peter D'Adamo ND

Dr. Peter D’Adamo is a naturopathic physician and the author of the NY Times best seller, Eat Right 4 Your Type, which advanced the idea that blood types play a vital role in optimal health and well-being. Dr. D’Adamo is the founder of the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine at the University of Bridgeport in CT, and he serves as a Distinguished Professor of Clinical Studies at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine.