7 Interesting Things You Probably Did Not Know About Your Blood Type!

Blood Types. Human blood is grouped into four types: A, B, AB, and O. Each letter refers to a kind of antigen, or protein, on the surface of red blood cells. For example, the surface of red blood cells in Type A blood has antigens known as A-antigens.

  1. Knowing Your Blood Type Can Save Your Life
    A blood type (also called a blood group) is defined as the classification of blood based on the presence or absence of inherited antigenic substances on the surface of red blood cells (RBCs). A series of related blood types constitutes a blood group system, such as the Rh or ABO system.O positive is the most common blood type. Not all ethnic groups have the same mix of these blood types. Hispanic people, for example, have a relatively high number of O’s, while Asian people have a relatively high number of B’s.
  2. Different Nutritional Requirements

Type O-People with type O blood fare best on intense physical exercise and animal proteins and less well on dairy products and grains, says Dr. D’Adamo. The leading reason for weight gain among Type O’s is the gluten found in wheat products and, to a lesser extent, lentils, corn, kidney beans, and cabbage, Dr. D’Adamo explains. Ideal exercises for Type O’s include aerobics, martial arts, contact sports, and running.

Type A blood: A meat-free diet based on fruits and vegetables, beans and legumes, and whole grains – ideally, organic and fresh, because D’Adamo says people with type A blood have a sensitive immune system.

Type AB blood: Foods to focus on include tofu, seafood, dairy, and green vegetables. He says people with type AB blood tend to have low stomachacid. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and smoked or cured meats.

  1. Check Your Blood Type If You Are Constantly Stressed Or Angry
    As always, blood type O’s are at the opposite side of the spectrum from A’s and so are the most stress resistant. Blood type B’s and AB’s are in between (with B’s being much more A-like in their stress response and AB’s being more O-like) these extremes with their stress responses.
  2. Blood Types And Cancer
    Studies done several decades ago suggested a link between blood type and the risk of various malignancies, including pancreatic cancer, but they were limited by the fact that they ‘looked back’ at cancers that had already occurred and involved relatively few cases.
  3. Blood Type Affects Stomach Fat
    According to D’Adamo, type AB is the latest type to evolve, following O, A and B, and is the most rare, found in less than 5 percent of the population. Whether you are positive or negative does not matter in the dietary recommendations. Type AB has emerged from types A and B, having some characteristics of both.
  4. Blood Type Influences The Personality

To most Japanese both biology and genetics have a role in determining personality. Approximately 90% know their blood type and for decades, blood typing has been used by: employers whenassessing job candidates, dating services for potential love matches and even companies for marketing soft drinks and other products.

  1. The Rh Factor In Blood Affects The Fetus

Rh factors are genetically determined. A baby may have the blood type and Rh factor of either parent, or a combination of both parents. Rh factors follow a common pattern of genetic inheritance. The Rh-positive gene is dominant (stronger) and even when paired with an Rh-negative gene, the positive gene takes over.

Source: healthyfoodhouse.com
Other Sources Included:
The Globe And Mail

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