Your Blood Type - Vegetables and Type O's

The blood type diet has become very popular over the last few years and with good reason; not only can you lose weight naturally but you will feel revitalized and healthier than ever before. With that being said, you might be wondering why most blood type O individuals are prone to ulcers, no matter how much they try to eliminate certain foods from their diet. Before we get into the details, let’s recap what it means to be a blood type O individual and what foods type O’s should stick to.

The Type O Individual

Blood type O’s have a rather unstable thyroid function which contributes to several metabolic problems. This could also lead to iodine insufficiency, resulting to weight gain and even fatigue. Iodine supplements might not be the best option to address this problem; a diet rich in saltwater fish and kelp can significantly help to stabilize and regulate the thyroid gland.

Type O’s acid intake should also be controlled as inherently, they already have a high level of stomach acid compared with other blood types. If left uncontrolled, this then could lead to ulcer or other stomach upsets and irritations. Although an advantage of having a high stomach acid is that they can digest efficiently meat or any animal protein which are chemical-free and they will not encounter problems with their metabolism. On the contrary, type O’s should skip dairy products and grains in their diet as these foods are the best contributor of weight gains or obesity because of the glutens found on them, which interferes with insulin efficiency and responsible in slowing down one’s metabolism. The same effect can be contributed by beans and legumes. They should also exclude cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, mustard green in their diet as these vegetables are known to inhibit thyroid hormones and function. Hence they are not suitable for type O’s.

Blood type O individuals are advised to rather eat more fruits and vegetables that are rich in Vitamin K, which helps strengthen the clotting factor in their system. Examples of these vegetables are kale, collard greens, romaine lettuce, broccoli, spinach. While for the fruits, examples of these are plums, prunes, figs and berries.

There are also group of vegetables that irritate or disrupts the digestive tracts of type O’s resulting to high mold count which can then aggravate type O’s hypersensitivity to problems. Vegetables such as alfalfa sprouts, shiitake mushrooms, & fermented olives are part of the contributor to this problem while eggplants and potatoes can also cause arthritic conditions.

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