The author of “Eat Right for Your Type”, Dr. Peter Dádamo explains that there is chemical reaction that occurs between your blood and the foods you consume. And this reaction takes part of your genetic inheritance. Lectins is the factor that causes this reaction. Namely, lectins, abundant and diverse proteins contained in foods possess agglutinating properties that affect human blood.
That means, when you eat food that contains protein lectins that are incompatible with your blood type antigen, the lectins targets an organ or bodily system and begin to agglutinate blood cells in that specific area.
The blood type diet is designed to target those specific factors.
Luckily most lectins contained in the diet are not quite life threatening, but we should not neglect the fact that they can cause many other problems, particularly if they are specific to some particular blood type.
For the most part your immune systems protect you from lectins. Namely, 95 % of the lectins you absorb from the typical diets are sloughed off by your body. Still, remains the fact that at least 5 % of the lectins you eat are filtered into the bloodstream and cause different reactions in different organs.
Turmeric is a spice that has bright yellow color. This spice has a very mild flavor and is responsible for the bright yellow tint of curry powder. Expect as spice, you can find fresh turmeric in fresh produce stores. You can add it to curries, stews or even vegetable juices.
Curcumin is the active constituent of turmeric. It possesses incredibly powerful anti-inflammatory properties and is a fantastic natural pain reliever. Moreover, curcumin is beneficial for the digestive system, and can help relieve bloating and indigestion.
Coconut oil is remarkable natural ingredient that has incredible benefits to your immune system and digestive system.
This oil is quite a heat stable fat, which means that it tolerates high temperature cooking well and does not become oxidized and damaged such as most vegetable oils.
Coconut oil is abundant with medium chain fatty acids, especially lauric acid, which is easy to digest and your liver utilizes it for energy.
Coconut oil contains good fats which have antimicrobial properties and thus promote a healthy balance of good microbes in your digestive tract.
Studies have proved that coconut oil is very satiating; by including this oil in your diet you greatly can reduce sugar and carbohydrate cravings.
Avocados are high in healthy fats, which primarily are monounsaturated fats. Namely, these fats do not raise inflammation in the body such as some omega 6 rich polyunsaturated fats.
Fats contained in avocados are beneficial for the health of your arteries, and will help you to maintain healthy blood pressure. It is advisable to put some avocado in your salad for lunch as thus you will feel full for longer and it is likely not to feel the need for snack or candy in the afternoons.
Dark Chocolate (cocoa)
Dark chocolate with good quality is health food. This means that the chocolate should be consisted of at least 85% cocoa or more.
Such dark chocolate usually is free of dairy products, while some brands are even free of soy lecithin, which should be avoided as it may be genetically modified.
Chocolate with a very high cocoa content often is very low in sugar. In addition to this, the intense flavor in this type of chocolate usually prevents most people from overindulging. In fact, it is so rich that you simply can’t possibly consume too much.
Chocolate contains antioxidant polyphenols that have the ability to neutralize free radicals in your body and thus help to boost levels of healthy HDL cholesterol in the body.
Majority patients with syndrome X, or insulin resistance have abnormally low levels of beneficial cholesterol in their blood, and too much of the wrong type of cholesterol, which may cause arterial plaques.