We all know that a healthy lifestyle and good nutrition, loaded with lots of raw fruits and vegetables, is extremely important for us and our health in general! But, did you know that your blood type has an important role for your health and body as well? There are four blood types: A, B, AB, O and our blood type forms while we are still in the womb, which means that you can’t change it in any way later in life.
According to the experts, each blood type has unique characteristics which can affect weight loss, certain diseases, and even the personality. And yes, the most important thing – knowing the characteristics of a specific blood type can aid in planning the adequate nutrition which will improve your health.
Here Are 10 Things You MUST Know About Your Blood Type:
- Blood Type and Nutrition
According to the experts, a chemical reaction happens in our bodies (during the entire day) and the blood type can be crucial when it comes to digestion or weight loss. For example: people with blood type O should consume foods high in protein, such as: meat and fish! People with blood type A does not require meal consumption at all, because vegetables are more suitable for them. People with blood type B should avoid chicken and consume more red meat! And people with blood type AB should consume sea foods and lean meat.
- Blood Type and Diseases
How this works – well, because of the different formation of antigens on the surface of red blood cells, every blood type is different. This is the main reason why every blood group is resistant to one type of disease, while being susceptive to some other type. So, knowing the characteristics of blood types can aid in prevention of specific diseases.
- Blood Type and Personality
YES, you got that right – your blood type can affect your personality! For example – people with blood type O are considered as extraverts, creative, social, and confident. People with blood type A are peaceful, artistically-minded, and trustworthy. People who are dedicated to their goals, strong, and are independent are usually people with blood type B. And people with blood type AB are reliable, shy, responsible, and like to take care of others.
- Blood Type and Pregnancy
Did you know that women with a specific blood type group have bigger chances of getting pregnant than other types? The answer is YES, and according to the experts, women with AB blood type produce less follicle stimulating hormone which helps women to conceive more easily.
- Blood Type and Stress
Stress tolerance also depends on the blood type. Surprised, or not really? How this works – blood type A produces more Cortisol – stress hormone. If you have met someone who easily gets furious, it is probably a person with blood type O. Moreover, they have a higher level of adrenalin and need more time to recuperate from stressful situations.
- Blood Antigens
Blood antigens are not only present in the blood, but also in the digestive tract, from the mouth to the colon, and even in the nostrils and lungs.
- Blood Type and Abdomen
Some people do not have to worry about their belly fat, because their blood type will help them get rid of it much faster. People with blood type A digest carbohydrates easily, so these people rarely have belly fat. On the other hand, due to more difficult digestion of carbohydrates, people with blood type O are more prone to belly fat.
- Blood Type and Marriage
Before you get married, make sure you check your partner’s blood type group, because when it comes to having children, some blood types should not get mixed. According to the experts, people with A and B blood type should not mix. According to the RH factor, RH+ and RH- should not be mixed.
- Blood Type and Exercise
People with blood type A are more prone to stress, so they should do some relaxing and calming exercises! Yoga and meditation are highly recommended for these people. People with blood type B like challenges for their body and spirit, so they tend to perform activities for balance of these two such as tennis, mountain climbing, and martial arts.
- Blood Type and Emergencies
This is very important for you to remember – you should always carry some kind of information on you, such as: your name, surname, address, phone number, and blood type with you. In case of an accident, and you are in a hospital, most probably, you will need a blood transfusion.