BLOOD TYPE DIET

BY: RELSON HERNANDEZ

WHAT ARE THE CLAIMS MADE FOR THIS DIET?

D'ADAMO CLAIMS THAT THE FOODS YOU EAT REACT CHEMICALLY WITH YOUR BLOOD TYPE.

WHAT FACTS HAVE YOU LEARNED, FROM THE TEXT AND ELSEWHERE THAT MIGHT MAKE YOU SUSPICIOUS OF THESE CLAIMS?

IF YOU FOLLOW A DIET DESIGNED FOR YOU BLOOD TYPE, YOUR BODY WILL DIGEST FOOD MORE EFFICIENTLY. YOU'LL LOSE WEIGHT, HAVE MORE ENERGY AND HELP PREVENT DISEASE.

WHAT CAN YOU EAT AND WHAT IS FORBIDDEN OR LIMETED?

THAT DEPENDS ON YOUR BLOOD TYPE.

TYPE O BLOOD: A HIGH PROTEIN DIET HEAVY ON LEAN MEAT, POULTRY, FISH AND VEGETABLES.

TYPE A BLOOD: A MEAT-FREE DIET BASED ON FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.

TYPE B BLOOD AND TYPE AB BLOOD.

HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO THE FOOD PYRAMID?

IS WHAT TYPE FOR BLOOD YOU'RE.

WHY MIGHT PEOPLE WHO WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE TO PROMISE AND CLAIMS OF THIS DIET?

EXERCISE: THE BLOOD TYPE DIET RECOMMENDS EXERCISES BASED ON YOUR BLOOD TYPE, FOR INSTANCE, IT SUGGESTS YOGA OR TAI CHI FOR TYPE AS, AND VIGOROUS AEROBIC EXERCISES LIKE JOGGING OR BIKING FOR TO AN HOUR A DAY FOR TYPE O'S.

WHAT MIGHT BE SOME LONG TERM HEALTH ISSUES IF SOMEONE WAS ON THIS DIET FOR AN EXTEDED PERIOD OF TIME?

BECAUSE THE DIET DICTATES THAT YOU EAT VERY SPECIFIC TYPES OF FOOD BASED ON YOUR BLOOD TYPE, IT DOESN'T MUCH ALLOW FOR PERSONAL TASTES.