Do you believe that knowing your blood type is only essential in the event of a transfusion?
You must think again!
Studies report that your blood type is the key genetic factor that has a profound influence on your overall health and wellbeing.
You might have observed that some people tend to lose their weight very easily while for others, it is an ongoing battle throughout their life. Have you ever wondered that some people enjoy healthy life well into their old age, while others lives are plagued with serious illnesses. Very simple, the answer to these questions lies in your blood type.
Having a know how about your blood type is a vital tool for how your body react to the food you take in,your susceptibility or chances to get a disease, your natural reaction to stressful situations and so much more. A single blood drop shows your biochemical makeup as unique as your fingerprints.
Given below are five facts about your blood type that could change your life:
1. Your blood type can predict your chances of getting certain diseases.
Research has proven that people of certain blood types may be at a great risk for certain diseases; according to studies it is confirmed that people of blood group O are at a higher risk for developing stomach ulcers and are at less risk of having heart diseases. While on the other hand women with blood type A experience high fertility rate and high chances of microbial infections. Other studies have found that people with blood type B and AB are at a higher risk of getting pancreatic cancer.
2. The reaction to stressful situation may vary for people of different blood groups.
People with type A have higher levels of stress hormone cortisol in their bodies and they produce more cortisol in response to stressful occurrences. While people who have blood type O, have “fight or flight” syndrome to stress which may leads to overproduction of adrenaline. So it very difficult for blood type O people to recover from stress as their bodies take more time to settle from the adrenaline rush.
3. Your blood type antigens are not just in your blood!
They are present everywhere in your body, especially in the areas which interact with the environment. These include your nasal passages and lungs, as well as your digestive tract, from your mouth to your large intestine. Due to their everywhere presence, antigens influences how your body reacts to the food you eat. For example, the lectins present in certain foods may bind with your blood group antigens and may cause your blood to stick together, resulting in feelings of headaches, fatigue, skin problems, digestive problems and a host of other health issues.
4. Your blood type is related to your gut bacteria.
Gut bacteria is different for different blood types, infact some bacteria are 50,000 more likely to turn up in individuals with one blood type or the other. This is because our ancestor’s digestive tracts were developed to accommodate to one type of diet over another. For example for blood type A people micro biome were developed to breakdown carbohydrates. While for the people with blood type O who lacked this ability tend to store carbohydrates as fat.
5. A one size fit approach to nutrition does not work at all.
Food fads are a changing trend, but the facts remains very clear i.e. everyone does not have similar nutritional needs. We all know someone who is a strict vegetarian while others , swears by low- carbs plan or Atkins diet. I have found that nutritional requirements are different for different blood groups, find the one relevant to your individual blood type and eat right for your blood type. They are a perfect guide for you as they will help you lose weight, increase energy, reduce inflammation and result in a healthier, longer life.
As you have learned by now that your blood type affects you more than a needful at a time of transfusion-So choosing a non-agglutinating , low-lectin foods that create a hospitable environment for your “good” intestinal flora and choosing food items that may combat your disease risks is the right step towards your individualized nutritional program.