Why is it important to know your blood type?
Knowing your blood type is important for several reasons. Knowing your blood type can also open the door to everyday health, vitality and overall well-being. Your blood type determines which foods are best for you to eat, what you should avoid and how you should exercise, and can reveal your susceptibility to certain illnesses. Once you know how to eat right for your blood type, you can feel more in control of your body and your life.
What determines blood type?
At a basic level, your blood type is determined by the antibodies and antigens present in your blood cells. Lectins, a type of protein molecule found in all forms of life including the food you eat, react with your blood. Each blood type reacts differently to particular lectins. An adverse reaction can lead to distress or even damage over the long term. So, there is a strong connection between our blood type, the food we eat and the way we feel.
Your blood type is a genetic powerhouse with primary influence on the immune system, metabolism and digestive processes. By knowing your blood type, you will take an important step toward personalizing your health decisions for a more vibrant, healthy life.
Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s groundbreaking book, Eat Right 4 Your Type, has helped millions of people around the globe achieve a healthier life by choosing foods that are compatible with their blood types.
How do I find out my blood type?
Test it yourself at home. Our Original Home Blood-Typing Kit is safe, inexpensive and easy to use. It comes with everything you need to determine your blood type. Within minutes you’ll know your ABO blood type and your Rh factor (positive means that the Rh factor protein is found on the surface of your red blood cells and negative means that it is not). However, when following The Blood Type Diet, only your blood type matters and not the Rh factor.
How to determine blood type with an at-home blood type test:
Blood type test kits look for the presence or absence of certain antigens in your plasma and red blood cells to determine blood type. Use the detailed instructions, online video, improved lancet, swabs and other included components in our Blood Type Test — at home.
Where can I learn more about the lifestyle habits that best suit my blood type?
This site has many resources to help you learn about and build habits that best suit your blood type.
- Explore what makes you unique: O, A, B, AB
- Use the Official Blood Type Diet App to easily look up individual foods; check your Beneficials, Neutrals and Avoids across categories like proteins, grains, fruits and vegetables, beverages and condiments; create family shopping lists and more.
- Our blog is a great resource to find recipes, articles about personalized nutrition and health, exercise, diet essentials and so much more.
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