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I've been loading my body with a whole lot of crap lately. Late dinners, suppers, too much sugar, too much salt, junk food, too much food, no food... Coupled with the increased stress level at work and other generic activities, I'm starting to feel the damage. It has always been on my mind, but of late, I've been thinking about eating better.

Interesting enough, while at Terence's place to catch "Bella", I was drawn into an unusual conversation about what I'd call 'Blood Food' with his mom. She was most enthusiastic to share her knowledge about the effects of our blood type and the food we eat. I'd never known there was such a thing to begin with. She is one dedicated lady, as she took out foolscap papers of food types suitable for each blood group, painstakingly handwritten on both sides!

Following a diet schedule designed specifically for a particular blood type helps the body to digest and absorb the food more efficiently. The theory (by Dr. Peter D’ Adamo, not scientifically proven) is based on the idea that each blood group has its own unique antigen marker, levels of stomach acidity and digestive enzymes.

It turns out that my blood group O evolved with our huntsmen ancestors around the 50,000 B.C. Also recognized as the first blood group to be identified. Following in the footsteps of our cavemen fathers, a good diet for Os should be high-protein with lots of meat and fish and low-carb with no dairy products, wheat or grains.

Brenda and I had a good time exclamating or sighing at food items we can or cannot eat. Type Os can efficiently digest and metabolize meat because they tend to have high stomach-acid content. As such, red meat such as beef and mutton works great for my system. Thank God BEEF is on my good list! But because the muscle tissue tend be slightly on the acid side, oranges and strawberries work against me.

O Blood Group Food Chart

The complete Asian Chart can be found here.

I'd like to add that we were amongst some medical professionals that night. They probably thought I was overly gullible. I'll still believe in the nutrients each food group carries and as always... everything in moderation with lots of exercise.

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