Eat Right For Your Type
Fad Diets Reviewed: Eat right for your type the individualized diet solution to staying healthy, living longer and achieving your ideal weight by Peter J. D'Adamo, M.D.
Overview: D'Adamo, a licensed naturopath, claims that an individual's blood type should determine what foods to eat and which ones to avoid. He asserts that when a particular blood type consumes "off-limit" foods, the effect is akin to a transfusion of mismatched blood. His theory attempts to tie the evolution of man to changing blood types and diets. Recommended caloric intake varies widely from day to day.
Advantages: The plan emphasizes lean sources of protein in addition to recommending several servings of fruits and vegetables for all diets.
Disadvantages: Current scientific research does not support D'Adamo's claim that blood type determines an individual's response to certain foods. Further, most critics of the plan cite the lack of a relationship between blood type and disease as well as the false assumptions made about the diet of early man.
Long-term Success: Recommended menus include unusual and hard-to-find foods, and meal preparation for families with varied blood types could prove challenging over the long term.
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