Saturday, August 23, 2008

Blood Group Diet: A (Part 2 of 4)

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The contents provided are for your information only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your medical doctor or other qualified health professional for further medical advice.


Continued from Part 1...
» Start from Introduction: Blood Group & Diet
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When Group A individuals eat meat, they experience sluggishness. As realized earlier, Group A individuals have low stomach-acid content, therefore they have a hard time digesting meat. Since Group A individuals eat very little animal protein, nuts and seeds supply an important protein component. Group A individuals also thrive on the vegetable proteins found in most beans and legumes. These beans can cause a decrease in insulin production, which may cause obesity and diabetes. Tofu should be a staple in the Group A Diet.

Dairy foods are also poorly digested by Group A, and can cause metabolic slowdown. Group A can tolerate small amounts of fermented dairy products such as yogurt, kefir, nonfat sour cream, and cultured dairy products.

Vegetables are vital to the Group A Diet, providing minerals, enzymes and antioxidants. Group A individuals are very sensitive to the lectins in potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, cabbage, tomatoes and peppers. They aggravate the delicate stomach of Group A. Group A should eat more fruits that are alkaline, avoid mangoes, papaya and oranges for they are not good for your digestive tract.

General
□ Have low stomach-acid content, thus have hard time digesting meat
□ Vegetables are vital
□ Important protein sources include nuts, seeds, beans and legumes
□ Dairy foods cause metabolic slowdown
□ Avoid meat and dairy products
□ Avoid beverages that contain even low dosage of alcohol
□ Avoid high-intensity exercises

Continue to Part 3...

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2 comments:

Daniel Lau said...

Wow... This is interesting to know... Hmm... Since my blood group is A, I guess I should change my diet to include more vegies & cut down on meat intake.

Eat more nuts & legumes, no prob since I really got a thing for nuts! Hehe...

Hmm... Dairy products lower my metabolism rate... So, should I include more soya bean related products in my diet in order to get the necessary calcium supplement?

No alcohol? I can live with that.

But avoid high-intensity exercise? Well, I only do BAttack about once a week, I supposed that's not a lot, right?

Anyway, thanks for the posting. Looking forward to part 3 & 4... ;)

|| Eugene Lim || said...

Hi Daniel,

Great to know that you enjoy reading the postings. Kindly follow through with the upcoming postings to get to know more about your respective blood group diet. Hopefully many of your questions would be answered by then. :-)