Eat Right for Your Type

By Leslie Bonci, MPH,RD,CSSD,LDNM Director of Sports Nutrition University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Co-author of Run Your Butt Off and The Active Calorie Diet

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Should you follow a specific diet and exercise plan based upon your blood type? That is what Dr. D’Adamo suggests in his book Eat Right for Your Blood Type. D’Adamo is a naturopathic doctor who feels that one’s blood type may determine which diseases and illnesses you may develop. It is an intriguing approach; however, no research has been conducted, and there are no studies that show blood type can be a predictor for the development of certain diseases.

That being said, if you are intrigued by the idea of eating according to your blood type, here is the basic premise of the diet: D’Adamo is that not everyone should follow the same diet, and that blood type and your race determines tolerance to what you should and should not eat. Based on this, there are 16 groups of food that are highly beneficial, neutral or should be avoided.

According to the blood-type diet, there are 4 blood types:

  • Type O - the oldest blood type
  • Type A - agrarian
  • Type B - nomadic
  • Type AB - modern

How Your Blood Type Determines Your Diet

Article written by Leslie Bonci, MPH,RD,CSSD,LDNM
Director of Sports NutritionUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterCo-author of Run Your Butt Off and The Active Calorie Diet