Must-Read: Your Diet According to Your Blood Type
We have a very skeptical mind when it comes to new science. It seems that just about every other day we’re told that drinking coffee will help you, and then the next week that drinking coffee is actually bad for you and that you should be drinking wine instead, and then the next week that wine is going to kill you and you should pick up a beer instead, and then the next week that you need to drink at least 10 gallons of water a day unless you like dying, and so on and so forth, forever and ever, amen. But something like this, the idea that your blood type affects what you should be eating, is one of those ideas that just makes so much sense we have to give it a shot. So, then, here is the listing over at the article at Men’s Fitnessas to what we, as Type 0 blood types, should be eating.
Your Diet: Type Os (considered the original blood type) are descendants from hunter-gatherers who relied mainly on animal protein to survive their strenuous lifestyles.
What to Eat: Eat lean beef, lamb, turkey, chicken or fish (like bass, cod, halibut, sole and rainbow trout), kelp, seafood and (in moderation) salt, which lowers your levels of iodine, giving you optimal thyroid function.
What to Avoid: You might have difficulty digesting dairy, eggs and gluten, and should avoid wheat germ and wheat products like bread. Beans and legumes should also be avoided when possible, since they mess with your digestion and can wear you out or make you retain fluids. Cruciferous veggies like cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and mustard greens should be nixed because they inhibit thyroid function.
Dinner Tonight: Lamb and asparagus stew, steamed broccoli and sweet potato, and mixed fruit like blueberries, kiwi, grapes and peaches.
You’ll notice if you click the link – which you totally should, obviously – we removed the sections for the part of the article where it describes what kind of personality and the three character traits that some with a Type 0 blood type has. Because that’s bullshit. But the rest of it is worth reading, definitely!
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.