Warning: Foods That Help Others Lose Weight Will Make You Gain Weight!
Do you have blood type A? Did you know that the digestive systems of people with type A blood are more sensitive to certain foods than people with other blood types? When your cells come into contact with lectins in certain foods (from all food groups), it causes an inflammatory response with symptoms you may or may not notice. Even if you do notice the symptoms, you might mistakenly blame them on some other cause or simply feel like the foods don’t “agree” with you.
By continuing to eat these foods over a long period of time, you will increase the inflammation levels in your body which can lead to bloating (not helpful for a muffin top) and trouble losing what you might call stubborn fat. What’s tricky is that these foods might actually help people with other blood types lose weight. The foods that will make you gain weight are often recommended for weight loss; they’re also very common in the typical American diet. That’s why you need more than generic weight loss advice; you need information specific to your own blood type or you may unknowingly make the problem worse.
Why People With Type A Blood Have “Stubborn” Fat & Digestive Problems
Every food has a certain amount of lectins, a component that causes different reactions in people depending on their blood type. People with type A blood have a chemical reaction to certain vegetables, fruits, dairy foods, meats, shellfish and certain types of grains. When you routinely eat these foods, you routinely have an inflammatory reaction that may cause:
-IBS, Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome
-GERD, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder/Disease
-Poor insulin control or diabetes
-Bloating, indigestion, heartburn
-Trouble losing weight
The science behind eating for your blood type is attributed to Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo, naturopathic physician. I’ve heard Dr. Oz sing the praises of Dr. D’Adamo’s research and how he really has cracked the code to eating for health and weight loss.
List of Foods to Avoid If You Have Type A Blood:
When it comes to eating for your blood type, there are three categories of foods;
A. Foods to avoid
B. Beneficial foods to eat lots and lots of
C. Foods that are okay in moderation
Ready for the kicker? Here goes: plant-rich diets or totally vegetarian meals are best for people with type A blood. If you’ve been eating a typical American/Western diet, you have probably had major problems with your digestive system and weight control . The good news is that you don’t have to eat a totally vegetarian diet if you don’t want to. There are lots of non-plant foods that are beneficial for you. But first, let’s start with foods to avoid:
Vegetables to Avoid for Blood Type A:
White and sweet potatoes
Cabbage (Cruciferous veggies like these cause bloating/gas in all blood types)
Eggplant (nightshade veggies like these cause inflammation in all blood types)
Most Beneficial Vegetables for Blood Type A:
Greens (kale, collard, Swiss chard)
Any other veggie that’s not on the “avoid” list
Fruits to Avoid for Blood Type A:
Most Beneficial Fruits for Blood Type A:
Any fruits that are red, blue or purple (cherries, cranberries, blackberries, plums, blueberries)
Any other fruit that’s not on the “avoid” list