If you are of blood type A, you will derive the greatest benefits from a diet based on fish and vegetables, the perfect diet also to lose weight quickly and in good health. Blood type A is a legacy passed down from your ancestors and who had become sedentary, mainly farmers.
If you already follow a diet consisting of fish, vegetables and few fruits, adopting the diet for blood type A will not cost you great efforts. It is essential that this habit is based on the consumption of fresh, natural foods, if possible not contaminated by pesticides or preservatives.
Although this blood type is predisposed to developing heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, these risk factors are not your fate; the right choices are fundamental in order to strengthen the immune system and to fight serious pathologies. To achieve the greatest benefits, type A should completely eliminate all types of meat as there are no digestive enzymes and gastric acids necessary to effectively digest animal proteins. Fish is the ideal solution, in addition to choosing lean parts of pasture-raised poultry and without food additives.
No ham, salami, mortadella, and other sausage products that contain nitrite which we talked about in the post dedicated to food additives and which cause stomach cancer for people with low-acid gastric juices such as blood group A.
Which fish is best for blood type A?
Preferring fish for the blood type A diet has many benefits. Most varieties are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, which provide protection against the tendency to cardiovascular disease and cancer. Better to avoid fish such as sole and plaice because they are rich in lectins that can irritate the digestive system. If there are exceptions even in fish consumption, which one to choose? Below is a list of the most beneficial for your body, indicated with Suggested / Green Light.
Suggested/green light: carp, grouper, whitefish, land snails (Helix pomatia), cod, golden perch, salmon (not smoked), sardines, mackerel, rainbow trout.
Neutral: pike, dogfish, swordfish, amberjack, sea bass, sturgeon, tuna, salmon trout.
Not recommended/red light: anchovy, eel, lobster, herring, caviar, mussels, prawns, crabs, halibut, hake, sea bream, oysters, catfish, octopus, frogs, smoked salmon, sole, clams, mollusks.
Better to prefer natural fish, not canned. Avoid fried, breaded or smoked fish. Here are some tips on how to combine fish:
- Steamed cod with peas
- Mashed beans with tuna
- Broiled salmon with spinach
- Lentil salad with steamed mackerel.