The concept of blood type diets was first proposed by Dr. James L. D’Adamo, a naturopathic physician. His son, Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo, popularized the method in his book “Eat Right 4 Your Type.” He claims that different blood kinds emerged at different points throughout our genetic history, and that what you eat and how you exercise should be determined by your blood type.
Blood type diets split foods into three categories: healthy, neutral, and detrimental. It is influenced by a person’s blood type and other factors. Agglutination is caused by meals that are harmful to your blood type, according to D’Adamo. As a result, blood cells stick together, increasing the risk of disease.
The blood type diet needs tight adherence to a regimen known as compliance. This refers to the consumption of “beneficials.” Beneficials are chosen depending on the presence of lectins, or molecules, in the meal for each blood type.
On this diet, people are classed as “secretors” or “nonsecretors.” These terms allude to an individual’s ability to create blood type antigens in bodily fluids. What you eat is influenced by your secretor status. This is why the diet is called a “personalized” program.
Food ratios are also provided for each blood type group. These are then separated into suggested ratios for African, Caucasian, and Asian persons.