The Blood Type Diet reviewThe Blood Type Diet is a health and nutrition diet that has been designed to help a person eat and live a healthier life, which can aid in disease prevention, boost energy and promote weight loss. The diet was created by Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo, a doctor who specializes in integrative and naturopathic medicines.

The idea behind this diet as outlined in his book, “Eat Right For Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer & Achieving Your Ideal Weight”, is that the food people eat matters to their blood type. According to Dr. D’Adamo, food chemically reacts to a person’s blood type. Therefore, if a person follows a diet that is specifically geared toward their blood type, their body will digest food more efficiently, which can lead to many benefits, including weight loss.

Those who take part in this program would follow the diet that has been designed for their blood type. For instance:

Type A – Those with this blood type would consume a diet that is primarily made up of fruits, vegetable, legumes, whole grains and beans. Meat is not consumed, as Dr. D’Adamo claims that those with type A blood have sensitive immune systems.

Type AB – This diet focuses on dairy, green vegetables, seafood and tofu. Caffeine, alcohol and cured meats should be avoided because the doctor says that those with this blood type have low stomach acid.

Type B – Green vegetables, eggs, low-fat dairy and certain meats are recommended, while buckwheat, wheat, peanuts, sesame seeds, corn, chicken and tomatoes should be avoided.

Type O – A diet that is high in protein is recommended for people with this blood type. Poultry, fish, lean meat and vegetables are encouraged, while beans, dairy and grains should only be eaten in moderation. Supplements are also recommended.

In addition to every diet having its only food recommendations, each has its own exercise suggestions, as well.

Although there is an official website for The Blood Type Diet, which is very detailed and provides plenty of useful health, diet and weight loss information, there is no clinical evidence that this diet works nor are there any studies to backup Dr. D’Adamo’s claims or theories. Furthermore, each diet is very different from one to the next and some are rather extreme. For instance, Type A is practically vegetarian while Type O promotes the consumption of meat, as well as supplements. These diets may be too challenging for some and may not be practical for others.

Before choosing to follow The Blood Type Diet you are strongly urged to first consult with your medical practitioner.