Blood Type Diet – Blood Type AB
Multiple antigens make people with blood type AB sometimes behave A-like with weak stomach acid, and sometimes B-like with genetically programmed for the consumption of meats. It can be tricky to find the right balance of animal protein that will not create extra stress and cause dysfunction the the body’s NeuroEndoMetabolic (NEM) stress response. Type AB do best when their muscle tissues are slightly alkaline.
Type ABs can’t metabolize meat efficiently because of low stomach acid, so it is important to watch the portion size and frequency. Chicken has lectin that irritates the blood and digestive tracts of Type ABs causing stress to the metabolic processes involved in nutrient intake. Tofu is a good protein supplements for Type ABs providing high quality protein without creating this extra stress. Other sources of protein such as Nuts, seeds, beans and legumes present a mixed picture for Type ABs. Eat nuts and seeds in small amounts and with caution.
Type ABs can tolerate dairy foods fairly well. But watch out for excessive mucus production.Cultured or fermented dairy in particular should be easily consumed and digested for those with Type AB physiology, providing a rich source of nutrition without stressing the body.
Generally Type ABs do well on grains, even wheat, but keep in mind that the inner kernel of the wheat grain is highly acid forming in the muscle for Type ABs. This lowers the muscles’ potential, making it more difficult for the body to efficiently do physical activity and clear away byproducts of exertion. Keeping the muscles more alkaline lessens stress on the body even when exercising more. Type AB benefits from a diet rich in rice rather than pasta.
Type ABs has a weaker immune system, so you will benefit from the vegetables, which are high in phytochemicals. Fruits, especially those rich in vitamin C such as grapefruit, lemons and kiwis are also a strong contributor to immune health. A strong and smoothly functioning immune system is a critical component to a well balanced NEM stress response system. However, oranges can irritate the digestive system and interfere with nutrient absorption.
Furthermore The more alkaline fruits, such as grapes, berries and plums can help to balance the grains that are acid forming in the muscle tissues. Tomatoes do not impose any ill effects on Type ABs.
Type AB should begin each day by drinking a glass of warm water with the freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon to cleanse the system of mucus accumulated while sleeping.