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Blood Type Diet - Type A Diet Chart

By: Michael Lam, MD, MPH

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Your Blood Type Diet Chart

Your blood type diet chart and vegetables.Your blood type has an enormous effect on your body’s physiology. Different blood types handle nutrients in food in very different ways. Those with Type A blood often have greater difficulty digesting meat. When meat makes up a large part of the diet the body is put under more significant stress. To avoid this, a vegetarian diet can be greatly beneficial if you have Type A blood.

However, a proper vegetarian diet with the optimal spread of nutrients, minerals, and proteins can be tricky. Knowing which foods to avoid and which are the most beneficial is key to getting started on a diet most suited to your physiology. The chart below outlines many key foods that are most beneficial, some that are reasonably well tolerated, and those that should be completely avoided.

Blood Type Diet Chart - Blood Type A
Characteristics of Type A: Best on Vegetarian Diet

Making Safe Dietary Changes

If you have Type A blood group then making the change to a vegetarian diet can be very good for your health. You must remember however, this isn’t the only factor that you should consider when you want to make this change. You need to holistically think about your health and your body so that it is right for you overall. This means looking at:

Other Health Conditions

If you want to make dietary changes because you’ve gained weight or are struggling with low energy, then you might want to think again. Poor diet may be only one of the causes. Weight gain and low energy can be caused by a lot of health issues like adrenal fatigue, blood sugar problems, or digestive issues. If you don’t address these underlying causes, then your efforts to address the obvious symptoms will fail.

Putting yourself on a restrictive diet may also increase your stress levels and worsen any underlying conditions. Stress can be very damaging to the body, and is probably one of the most dangerous conditions in the modern world. Struggling to maintain a strict diet regime can therefore be quite dangerous.

Individual Nutrient Needs

Everybody is different and you need to understand the needs of your body before you adopt a new eating regime. Clear understanding will ensure that your body gets the right nutrient mix your body needs to function correctly and to heal any chronic conditions.

If you aren’t aware of these needs before adopting a new diet, you may inadvertently deprive your body of what it needs the most. This will not only worsen any conditions you already have, it will also increase your stress levels and may trigger adrenal fatigue.

The Advantages of Expert Help

It is important that you look after your health and one of the ways of doing this is to choose the correct diet. That’s why it’s always best to make big changes with the help of a medical professional who understands what can go wrong with the body.

The right medical expert will be able to identify the right diet for your health goals, for your overall condition, and for any underlying issues. This will help you to lose weight or gain extra energy without experiencing damaging side effects or a further degradation in your overall health at the same time.

The Takeaway

If you’re experiencing low energy or inexplicable weight gain, it may be due to reasons beyond your eating habits. That’s why it’s always important to look for underlying causes like adrenal fatigue or other conditions. These underlying causes may prevent you from achieving the goals you’ve set or get worse under your new eating regime. Here’s how to make dietary changes safely and effectively:

  1. Talk to a health professional first to find the right diet for you.
  2. Make sure that you take a holistic approach to your health when it comes to deciding on a diet plan, not just in terms of weight loss.
  3. Make any changes slowly and stop if you notice any adverse effects.

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