There are mainly four types of blood groups; and the blood type diet focuses on each individual’s type and what will benefit them best. There is a wonderful book called ‘Eat Right for Your Type’ by Dr. Peter J D’Adamo M.D. which explains every blood type in detail, as well as its origin, characteristics, recommended diet and supplementation guidelines. The blood type diet has become very popular and this is due to the fact that it is so effective and natural. It has been praised by dieticians and doctors alike; and is said to be one of the best nutritional guidelines a person could follow.
The Origin of Type O
The type O blood type is the very first blood type; hence the name “origin” and carries the genetic sign of the very first humans. In the very early days, humans were known to flourish on a diet that was full of proteins such as meat and fish. They were also known for their aggressive and smart nature; and were very productive. Scientifically, blood type O is the result of a simple point mutation, which happened early in the human history. Type O is also the most common blood group and is considered to be the universal donor.
Thee type O blood group is always appreciated for its unique and wonderful abilities. They possess a lot of positive qualities, but at the same time have some negatives too. Let’s look at the personality traits of the type O blood group:
- They have great leadership qualities.
- They are always focused on their work.
- They are very responsible.
- They love to keep all things in an organized manner.
- They always look to have a practical approach.
- They love to socialize and increase their popularity.
- They are very productive and self-confident.
- They can be arrogant at times.
- In some cases they can be insensitive.
- Under stress they tend to lose their cool.
The type O blood group is very special as it was the first to come into existence. Type O’s can be known to have an unhealthy diet at times, and they have a sluggish metabolism. Their body’s ability to control insulin is not as effective as other blood types and they tend to always complain about their weak thyroid activity. Type O individuals are also prone to ulcers and stomach irritation. Type O individuals are encouraged to consume a high protein diet; as this was the staple of their ancestors.
Best Foods for Type O’s: Meat, fish, wrack, fruits and vegetables.
Worst Foods for Type O’s: Corn, beans, wheat and cabbage.
Supplementation for Type O
The type O blood type tends to suffer from various health issues. They have a generally weak thyroid activity and are also prone to stress and hypertension. They should ideally focus on supplements that will supercharge their metabolism, prevent inflammation and stabilize the thyroid. Type O’s can benefit from various supplements and these include:
- Vitamin B: Including meat, liver, kidney, fish, nuts and dark green veggies.
- Vitamin K: Including liver, egg yolks, and broccoli.
- Calcium: Sardines, broccoli and collard greens.
- Iodine: Saltwater fish, and iodized salt.
Type O individuals will thrive on intense physical exercise. This will also allow them to lose weight and improve their metabolism. Type O’s are encouraged to exercise at least 4 times per week and some of the activities that suit them best include:
- Martial Arts
- Weight training
Warm up periods are very important and it helps to prevent injuries. Type O’s will do very well with high intensity exercises because that makes the muscle tissues more acidic and produces a higher rate of fat burning activities within. Ketosis is the key element to the lean physiques of type O’s and this might explain why you did not see an overweight type O amongst our ancestors.