Your blood type and your diet

By admin
08 October 2013

Interested in the blood group diet? For the next four weeks, each week an expert will explain a different blood type and a guideline to eating for your type.

YOUR blood type might hold the golden key to unlocking your beach-ready body this summer. For the next four weeks we’ll tell you a bit more about the eating habits each of the four blood types should follow to get into shape.

The philosophy is that each blood type emerged at a different point in time and your genetic heritage should dictate what you eat.

We start off with blood type A. Type A emerged when humans were evolving from hunter-gatherers and settling into permanent agriculture-based communities.

A few simple guidelines:

  • Avoid all smoked or cured meats.
  • Don’t eat pickled foods.
  • You thrive on most veggies. Eat as much as you can.
  • Eat fruits at least three times a day.

For a list of what you can and can’t eat, get the YOU Best diets on shelves now.

We asked Margaret Ellis, a nutritionist who specialises in live blood analysis, to provide our blood type A readers with a two-day eating plan that will suit them to a T.

DAY 1

BREAKFAST: Boiled egg with toasted rye or essene bread. Blueberries and gooseberries with a little plain yoghurt. Coffee or green tea

SNACK: Rice cake with peanut butter sprinkled with flaxseed

LUNCH: Lentil salad with leeks, parsley and beetroot leaves (don’t include bell peppers) and green bean salad with mange tout, baby peas and raw mushrooms with an olive oil salad dressing. Carrot and celery juice or green tea

SNACK: Dried apricots and small handful of almonds

SUPPER: 120 g ostrich steak or fish with pumpkin and steamed broccoli. Glass of red wine (optional). Ginger or chamomile tea

DAY 2

BREAKFAST: Muesli with rolled oats and puffed rice and soya milk, sprinkled with pumpkin seeds. Aloe juice. SNACK: Plum with small handful of peanuts. LUNCH: Bean salad (no bell peppers). Quinoa with roasted butternut and feta, olive oil, lemon juice and parsley. Green tea (avoid Ceylon tea). SNACK: Rice cake with soya or goat’s cheese. SUPPER: Stir-fried vegetables: broccoli, spinach, carrots, onion, garlic, ginger and soy sauce. Add tofu or thin strips of chicken breast. Green tea or coffee. For a list of what each blood group can and can’t eat and delicious recipes for each, get the YOU Best diets on shelves now.

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